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Are You a Member of the Clean Plate Club?

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HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 9 years
booo! over eating leads to weight gain, dolls. eat until you're full, then take the rest home and eat it later... your metabolism will thank you. smaller portions make a happy digestive system!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I almost never clean my plate at restaurants because the portions are gigantic, but I'll always take some home. At home I can just take what I want though, so I usually get just enough and clean my plate.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I usually clean the plate. People have asked me if I lick the plate when they're not looking. (For the record, I don't lick, I just use utensils really, really efficiently. Hee.) If a restaurant has portions so big I can't finish, I would ask for a doggie bag. It'd be more earth-friendly to carry along my own reusable container, but I'm not always that prepared. The only exception would be if the food is really, really bad. But it has to be pretty much inedible for me not to consider it a waste.
KrisE24 KrisE24 9 years
used to be...until I realized my boyfriend is essentially a human garbage disposal. He eats my scraps! So when I'm full, I quickly offer it up to him and it's gone before I can have second thoughts :P
Sandra16 Sandra16 9 years
It depends on the food I am eating.
Aclarie Aclarie 9 years
I am one of those people who eats and talks when going out not at the same time. Though with friends we like to have discussions while eating and also give time for food to digest some we tend to eat everything on the plate because of those periods of talking and having fun.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Sometimes. I usually portion the food on my plate so I know that I'm not over-eating and I'm getting enough food in me. However there are some days were I get to full and can not finish. If the food is just dished out and I did not have control with the amount of food on my plate, well then I always leave leftovers since people tend to serve too much food.
Marci Marci 9 years
That definitely depends on the food I'm eating. There is never any pasta left on my plate. Ever.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Well...if I don't do it who will?
kia kia 9 years
If I am eating out then no way. If I am at home then definitely because I don't serve myself robust portions.
tglynn tglynn 9 years
I usually eat half, and take home half. Cause the next day I'll think about that delicious meal I had last night and then- OMG there's some in the fridge I can eat right now!
anniekim anniekim 9 years
I have to ditto sonabobble--when eating out I usually take some home for the next day. I was raised to "clean my plate" or to get pretty close. Years ago I spoke with a man who was always told as a child to "leave some for the hungry ghosts" and he doesn't finish his plate to this day.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
i have a really hard time not eating food if its sitting in front of me. when I'm at home I'll often lick my plate (that's horrible, I know, but it makes me feel like a littl kid which is just fun)...but only because its soooo yummy and I'm not over-eating at home anyway.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
Restaurants, for the most part, give bigger than normal portions and I just can't ever eat it all!! I take the leftovers home for the next day's lunch. I clean my plate at home because I congtrol how much goes on it in the first place. At a restaurant, you can't do that!!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Hell yeah I am
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
No - I wasn't before and am not now. I am a member of the incredibly slow S L O W eaters club, where long after the rest of your party has moved on to after dinner drinks, you're still poking around with your salad or just barely made a dent in your entree.
Emmakatie Emmakatie 9 years
HATE WASTING ANY FOOD! and absolutely hate seeing other people waste food. At least take a doggy bag or something!
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
It depend on how hungry I am. But if I have Thai or Chinese food I have a lot left over and I take it home.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I try to but can't always finish, i get stuffed. I will take it home for left overs or have my hubby finish it :)
apinkchicklet apinkchicklet 9 years
apinkchicklet apinkchicklet 9 years
At home, definitely. Eating out, I try, but usually fail. Not my fault, the food portions are usually way to big.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
at home, yes....ususally not in a restaurant.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
At home I always clean my plate - but I'm the one serving myself so I control the portion. Eating out, it depends where I go but I usually end up taking leftovers home.
livilou livilou 9 years
IT depends on what im eating. But mostly- Yes! I just dont have very good portion control. I try to order or make reasonable amounts for this very reason. If i go to a restaurant and order a salad Im alot better off than if I were to order a meat and sides kind of meal. But if I do order a big meal I get a side salad to go with it first so that I start filling up and CANT eat the whole meal. Because if I can- I will.
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