You may know that I used to live in the US when I was a child. Now when I go there, I am amazed at how large the portions are. Entrees are three times the size they should be. No wonder people have problems with their portions.
The difficulty in Asia is that we have communal dishes. For example, there will be a large dish of dumplings that we all serve ourselves from. It's easy to overeat when your personal dish is the size of a saucer because you are sure to fill it from the communal dishes several times.
That being said, I think I did pretty well this week.
- I ate my minestrone, which was chock full of vegetables
- I've found a way to make salads I like. I don't add much protein, so it's not a good thing for lunch, but it's good enough for dinner
- I did eat out once, but I stayed away from fried foods and ate mostly vegetables
- I stuck to the Couch to 5K running program
I'm actually OK with the weight gain this week. I'm getting muscle pains from running, so I know I'm building muscle. Even if I don't end up losing weight, I'm going to stick to my eating and exercise plans!