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Food Myth #9: It is important to always eat all the food on your plate. Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy

This myth has been created by the mothers and fathers of the world who are, understandably, not excited about cleaning up after children who stop eating when they are full. It can be useful to stop eating for five minutes somewhere in the middle of your meal and then ask yourself, "Am I still hungry?" If the answer is "No," then stop eating and store or discard the rest of your food. There is no virtue in a clean plate! The single secret shared by all permanently thin people is the following. Stop eating when you are satisfied, even if it means leaving food on your plate!

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The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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