So eating leftovers isn’t such a bad thing, is it? Of course not, leftover portions of your evening meal make for a great next day lunch BUT where it all falls down is eating the kids’ leftovers in between or in addition to your own meals!
This is a habit I was mindlessly into before I made my decision to get fitter and healthier. You may think, ahh it’s only half a fish finger and a few chips! And honestly, you’d be right. It is ONLY half a fish finger and a few chips, let’s not get worked up over it. The problem is if you eat the kids leftovers every day you are adding to your daily calorie intake with let’s face it, cold, sometimes mushed up and half eaten food that really isn’t worth it. It’s just a habit.
I almost cringe at myself writing about not eating the kids leftovers because if you ever said the words ‘little pickers wear big knickers’ or ‘a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips’ to me I’d genuinely want to punch you in the face. I’m much more on the ‘if you want it, just bloody eat it’ bus. Having said that, one of the first habits I changed when I started Weight Watchers was to stop eating what was left on the kids’ plates. The thought of wasting my precious daily points/calories on cold chips or the crusts from some toast… no thanks! It was such an easy one to change and every little really does help. Those calories could be used for a biscuit with my cuppa when I get ten minutes peace. Much more enjoyable!
Sometimes the kids are eating super tempting meals but just remember if you eat it before it’s cold or been manhandled by the munchkins, you’re just stealing their food. You Bad Mutha!