I had just drained my cup of green tea after my dinner.
Since my stomach surgery, the amount of food that I can eat or the fluid I can drink at one time is severely limited. So having a cup of green tea entails that I sip it slowly, as it cools down over a span of at least half an hour.
Medically and according to our religious teachings, eating slowly is a good thing. It gives a chance to our stomach to send the signal to the brain that it’s full. This process takes around 20 minutes so if we eat fast, we often eat beyond the point that we are full but since the signal arrives with a delay, we often eat more than we should. By getting this surgery and creating this self-imposed restriction on myself, I’ve limited my intake by almost 1/8 of what I’d normally eat. The result is quite satisfying. In the last almost 4 1/2 months I’ve lost 18 kilograms of fat, that’s about 39 pounds.
Now I do empty my plate but it’s usually a very small plate and I do it slowly. I’m achieving my objectives, albeit slowly.
Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is «the last thing you emptied.» Think of the last thing you emptied or something you empty often and use it as your prompt any way you like. Have fun!
In response to Linda’s SoCS
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