While every food addict does not need to weigh and measure their food, there are some very compelling reasons for doing so:
- Weighing and measuring simplifies portion control. There is no question of how much of each food to eat.
- For the food addict who is weighing and measuring, it is always clear exactly what surrender means.
- If the amount of food in your plan has the amount of calories to be your ideal weight, you will eventually reach it and maintain this weight.
- For those who sometimes – or always – have a distorted concept of food volume, weighing and measuring is like wearing glasses with the corrected prescription.
- Weighing and measuring is a gentler and a much less expensive alternative to intestinal bypass surgery.
- For volume addicts – who almost always want more food – weighing and measuring assures that you are getting enough to eat.
- Weighing and measuring eliminates the need for all the head talk about “how much is enough today?”
- Being committed to weighing and measuring assures that you know there is one important way you are remembering that you are a food addict.
- No one gets hurt– including the food addict – by a practice of weighing and measuring.
- When a food addict weighs and measures in public, there is always the chance another food addict will be helped by seeing and talking about this practice.
© Phil Werdell 2010