How to Use Portion Control
This event made an impact on me. I realized that foods that are natural, unaltered (other than pesticides:o) by humans were meant to serve us in taste and fill. See, if I put a little sugar on top of that peach or maybe even som whipped cream, I would have probably been able to eat the whole thing and perhaps bite into another. But, no, I was done. There came a point where I just didn't want to keep bursting my mouth open with this flavor.
Think of any fruit, veggie, or other natural source of food. Unaltered, you eat just enough to get your fill out of it. That's the way we're supposed to eat. We are hungry, we bite into delicious sustenance, and when we have had enough we stop. But processing our foods with sugars, high fructose corn syrup, sodium, sauces and flavorings makes it hard for our taste buds to want to stop, even if our stomach is signaling we've had enough.
So I realize, that it really never is about dieting. It's about choosing foods that are live, fresh, healthy, and just the way they are. (Not that we could ever be perfect and not eat another piece of chocolate :o) Becoming healthy really is about a lifestyle, not a fad. Yum!