I am having an ah ha moment. Serving Size? This is one of main contributors to my "phatness". A true serving size on a plate seems so inadequate, so small, so not worth while, such a tease, and yet so obviously APPROPRIATE! Right now, I am in a Phase Before "pre-op diet", meaning I am trying to incorporate Nectar protein shakes (flavor seeking), trying other sources of protein to see what I like and don't like, drinking tons of water, continuing my normal working out, and paying very close attention to portion sizes. After my surgery, I will only be able to eat a true serving of food at one setting. Wow check out a Serving Size of my favorite weekend snack, Pringles.
A good visual is that my stomach right now is the size of a Football, but after surgery will be the size of an Egg.
Admission: Today I ate 7 serving sizes of Pringles chips to fill my football, or was I already full and just could not stop eating them?
See my Friends, this is why I need to have my stomach altered with! To trust myself to portion food properly is NOT going to happen. I am an addict and a slave to my appetite. Getting this surgery is like sending a cocaine smoking pill popping addict to a rehab clinic!
Why hasn't anyone told me this before? My God, it took me 22 years struggling with my weight, before I realized.
I have come to realize I have an addiction. No matter how many times I plan to have the healthiest, properly portioned mindset, my addiction ALWAYS WINS.
Hello, My name is Michelle and I am an addict.