I've always had a problem with serving sizes.  My Dad liked to pile your plate high and then would get his feelings hurt if you didn't eat it all. Which lead to being able to eat two solid dinner plates of spaghetti at a go.  Of course once I left high school things changed and I found myself no longer fitting into the size 5 jeans that I'd worn for 3 years.  And later when I started a desk job I foud myself balooning up 40 lbs.  Mostly because I'm used to eating until I'm full, which can take a while. 

 So I'm currently trying to change this.  But how do you convince a somach that's used to consuming mass quantities that it's not starving to death when you start eating regular portions?  I'm fine for a day or two, but more than that and I want to gnaw on my arms to get full.   Supposedly it will shrink down and get used to it eventually.  I'm not sure which of us will give in first.

On the bright side, I've lost 8 lbs since I started this 3 or 4 weeks ago.

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Aug. 10, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Drink a full glass 8 ounces of cold water prior to eating. Plus have a salad with dressing on the side. Then enjoy your meal. Or better yet put it all on a cake plate. Smaller plate but easier to fill up. Plus eat a bit slower. This does help. With repetitions it comes easier.
Hope this helps.

Have a great day!:)

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Aug. 11, 2007 at 3:20 PM I've tried the small plate trick and it does help me take smaller servings but it doesn't trick my stomach into thinking it's full.  I do need to drink more water though.  I'm terrible about it.

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