Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Are you a member?

Are you a member of the clean plate club? I'm not!

I was forced to be a member as a child. You may have heard the same thing (or a variation):
  • there are starving children in Africa, India, China,etc.

  • I paid a lot of money for that and you better eat it all!

  • Carrots are good for sight; Broccoli is good for you; Liver gives you iron, etc.

  • All of those were reasons that my brother and I had to clean our plate even if we were full. Now what did that do to our waistlines over the years.

    I still hear that, at times, from my guy. We eat out on occasion and we all know how much food restaurants provide. Entirely too much! Since I've changed my eating habits, I'm determined to only eat until I'm full. There is no need to eat e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. on my plate! None whatsoever.

    Therefore, I'm not a member of the clean plate club. I think making a child or an adult eat everything on their plate because of X, Y, or Z is ludicrous. My eating all of that food is not going to help that child in whatever foreign country or even a child that is in need in my own community.

    So I leave so food on my plate at times. That extra food will go to my hips, stomach, thighs, etc. Why do that to myself? Why make myself feel miserable?

    It has stopped. I'm not doing it. I'm no longer a member and I'm proud to be a non-memmber of the clean plate club. How about you?


    Nikki Rose Ty said...

    But, do you take it home to eat it later or leave it there? If I leave it there, I feel like I'm wasting money.

    ernise said...

    Depending on what it is, I'll take it with me.