From 'Plate Clearer' to 80% Full

11th October 2017
From 'Plate Clearer' to 80% Full

I was raised to eat everything on my plate, NO exceptions.  But what if we could change the way we eat to take the pressure off the stomach and gastrointestinal tract?  In that process we also gained more energy and felt better (less bloating, constipation, tummy ache)?  By changing our portion sizes, we can.  80% full does work as a marker.  The Japanese have a proverb, which explains this perfectly:
“eight parts of a full stomach sustain the man; the other two sustain the doctor”. 
Read my full article for strategies on changing portion sizes.
Paula Sharp is a Nutritional Therapist based in Lee Green, SE12.