Thereís something to be said for this new dietary plan that Iíve been on since the new HMO sent me their handbook. One thing that can be said is that Iím hungry a lot more of the time, but I donít think thatís necessarily a bad thing. If youíre full all the time, youíre probably eating too much. I didnít need a handbook to tell me that.
The compensation (such as it is) is that I get to eat more often, because Iím eating smaller portions. Thatís part of the gospel they preach. When you look at the food pyramid, at first you get the impression that you can eat a lot of good stuff, maybe all day every day. But no, thatís wrong. Regrettably, eleven portions of bread and cereal doesnít mean six hero sandwiches and five bowls of Corn Pops (believe it or not).
So Iíve been conscious of the size of the portions I serve myself. One egg: one serving of protein. One chicken breast: way more than a single serving. And besides being a healthier way to eat, the system also saves on groceries. I can stretch leftovers over a much longer period of time if I donít bolt them all down the next day.