Learning to eat a different way is huge and I believe it takes time and patience. I don't think anyone could change the way they eat overnight just like when you stop smoking most people cannot do it cold turkey. It takes will power and a relearning of behavior of sorts. I have changed my eating dramatically in the past couple of years and it took a long time to do it. I won't lie, I cheat a bit here and there but nothing like I used to. I actually crave fruits and veggies now where as before I would just turn my nose up at them. It's crazy and I never thought I would be where I am... I would have betted that I wouldn't.
Portions used to be a big problem for me because I would feel like I had to finish my food (still do actually) so I went and bought new dishes and purposely bought the set with the smallest dinner plates. That way I could still fill up my plate but not feel like I was missing anything. When hubby and I go out to dinner, we now always split a plate of whatever and I walk out of there full or satisfied. I think subconsiously because I finished my plate but eat half of what I used to.
I hope your colonscopy went well. Did he tell you if he noticed anything unusual, when do you get your results?
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