Now what is this all about? That up there is my little stainless steel food container cum doggie bag. I stash it neatly into my handbag. It comes in handy when there are leftovers when I dine out. What? Leftovers?
Leftovers was never in my vocab. I always polish off my food with gusto. But lately, I have been training myself to eat less. Portion control is very important if you want to lose/maintain your weight.
When I eat out with my partner, we tend to order more than enough food. If we stay on the conservative side, we end up not satisfied (and hungry later).
But if we order more, there will be some leftovers which we try to finish and end up stuffed. Well, actually I'm the one who finishes up the food (because he is always concerned that I don't have enough to eat). I realized that such "force feeding" leads to weight gain.
For example this bit of leftover. In the past, I would have gobbled it up, notwithstanding that I am already way past full. A case of waste not want not.
One whole fried chicken wing and a slice of pork belly. It's not much and it would be awkward to get the restaurant to pack it for me.
When I was done with my meal, I offered my partner that last piece of wing and belly. He declined as he also does not want to overeat.
So shanngggg.... out came my stainless steel doggie bag from my auntie handbag (big handbags are very useful) to stash away the leftover food.
Back home, it went into the fridge. I thought I might save it for dinner the next day.
But the next morning, I was hungry. So. Out came the doggie bag from the fridge. The contents transferred onto a plate and microwaved.
That was a very oily breakfast >.<