How To Quit The 'Clean Plate' Mentality
Updated: Jan 11
Are you part of the ‘clean plate club’?
When you were growing up, did your parents or grandparents not let you leave the table until you finished everything on your plate?
Do you still carry that mentality with you today? You feel like you HAVE TO finish every last bite on your plate, even if you’re already full, maybe even uncomfortably full?
I had a client who always felt pressured to eat everything on her plate, especially around family. If she stopped eating before her plate was clean the comments would roll in, “You don’t like it?”, “did you eat enough?”, “don’t waste food”... and so she’d force the food down and felt sick afterwards.
After years of this, she lost sight of her hunger and fullness cues, she wasn’t able to trust her eating instincts, she developed anxiety around food, and IBS symptoms followed. Plus, she found herself feeling uncomfortable in her body, hating the way it looked in the mirror, and avoided putting on her favorite pair of jeans.
Through working together, my client learned to take control of her eating instincts again, trusting herself so she could hear her hunger and fullness cues more clearly. Now she can confidently eat until she’s satisfied at family dinners, and doesn’t feel sick afterwards. She no longer feels stressed around food, and her IBS symptoms went away. The best part is, she started to love and respect her body again. She no longer avoids her reflection in the mirror, and finally tried on that pair of jeans and felt amazing.
I want you to know you CAN take control of your eating instincts and finally feel confident in your body, too! This isn’t something only some people can do, and I want to help you. That’s why I’m offering a FREE 30 minute Food & Body Freedom Assessment Call, just in time for holiday food stress and comfort food season! On this call we’ll create a simple plan for you to stop feeling stressed around food. Space is limited so book your free call here!
You don’t have to wait until the new year to start over. Let’s break out of the clean plate club together so you can learn to trust your hunger and fullness cues again, and feel confident in your body this holiday season!