I remember going out to a Chinese restaurant and feeling really full after having only a quarter of the my meal, and thought it was odd because the menu said the meal I ordered was under 500 calories. Well, it turns out, restaurants ESTIMATE the calories on the low end (1). No wonder I feel stuffed when I eat out. Let your stomach tell you when you are no longer hungry; don’t rely on the estimate, and don’t feel obligated to clean your plate.
• P.S. My next book, Slimming Dairy-Free Desserts and Smoothies will be out soon!
1. Source: Larue R.D., Kristina. “7 Reasons you’re underestimating calorie intake.” Blog Post Type. My Fitness Pal Blog. My Fitness Pal. 13, Jul. 2017. Received: 7, Aug. 2107. Retrieved from: http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/7-reasons-youre-underestimating-calorie-intake/?utm_source=mfp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly20170807&os_ehash=55@sfmc:34164020