Out of (Portion) Control!

I can’t handle portion control. Or at least not portion control when the food is already on my plate.

When the food is on my plate, my childhood programming kicks in and I have to eat everything on the plate. Period.


Even when I go to an all-you-can-eat buffet. When I’m on my third or fourth plate of food, I still try to finish everything on that plate.

I can’t leave anything behind without feeling massive guilt. (All those starving children in the world…)

I’m convinced that I’m part goldfish. I don’t have enough sense to stop eating until I’m past being full.

What I can do is limit my eating window. I control my portions by controlling WHEN I eat.

It’s crazy but I find it easier to skip breakfast and lunch than to only eat half a bagel or half the food on my plate.

I guess I’m an “all or nothing” kind of person. When it comes to food, anyway…

Intermittent Fasting has been a fantastic tool for me. It compensates for my portion-control character flaw.

Eventually, I will cultivate the skill of NOT eating everything on my plate. But I’m not there yet.

And until I get to that point, I’ll keep up the Intermittent Fasting!

© 2021 Peter Gruner

2 thoughts on “Out of (Portion) Control!

  1. Instead of focusing on not finishing everything on your plate, perhaps a preemptive putting less on the plate would be a more helpful focus….or a smaller plate? Strategies you’ve probably already used. You’ve got this!

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