I remember a time my parents brought me out my left overs from the previous night as breakfast…They clearly wanted me to finish every last bite. I wonder if this stemmed my desire to clear the plate when I had meals presented to me.
Unfortunately, this habit can be a bit of a burden when we live in a society that serves food that is enough to feed me for lunch and dinner. Leaving food on the plate can be disheartening for several reasons.
1. Food waste. No one wants to throw out food. We all got threatened with the ‘think of the people in Africa’ line when we were young.
2. Money. I paid for it, therefore I should finish it or it is like throwing money away
3. It’s there so I have to finish it. Seeing food can make us want to eat…
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