Last Thursday, a friend came to town and we headed to Souen, a wonderful macrobiotic place with three locations in Manhattan. I ordered the "garlic greens" with tofu, a favorite dish which arrived in a heaping amount on a large plate with a side of brown rice. Here is how it looked before I began eating:
And later, when I sensed I was sated but not full/bloated:
I took this home, along with the leftover rice, tossed it into the freezer and will enjoy during some lunch this week!
Cranky Update: This weekend, my cranky gut seems to be calming down, finally, after three weeks of awful daily reflux, some belching, nausea, and constipation. I need to reduce my caffeinated tea intake, eat mindfully and I think another week-long "food diary" is in order to see any trends that are going on and keep me on track. Stay tuned!
Sue's Health Blog (a health/food blog by a "real person" which seems to be stalled as of October 2011) featured a post on portion control and how triggers are individualized. She shares her own experience in this post.