THE TOONS’ VIEWS
OPINIONS differ on whether it’s best to eat everything on our plates, or to stop when we’ve had enough. Some say that eating all of the food put in front of us can make us obsessive or encourage overeating.
However, I grew up on a farm and subscribe firmly to the habit of eating everything I’m served. Sure, there was an element of survival involved – trying to get my share along with four hungry brothers. And my mum was a great cook, so I rarely wanted to leave anything on my plate.
But over the years I’ve come to believe cleaning our plate is a principle that applies to most areas of our lives, i.e. learning to manage ourselves, setting achievable goals and finishing what we set out to do.
Serving up a healthy portion at each meal and finishing what’s there is a way of learning to take responsibility for ourselves and our decisions – and to complete what we start.
If you want to cut down on your calorie intake, just eat from a smaller plate. There’s lots of psychology in eating, as in everything else, and when you see you’ve finished what’s on your plate, you know you’ve had enough. It’s also about making the right choices in the first place.
Learning what and how much is right for us, being satisfied with what we choose, and tidying up after ourselves is about taking responsibility for our lives. Job well done every time. Have a satisfying week.
z In this series of articles, Dubbobased ikifit founder Kim Macrae writes about ideas and activities that can help brighten our own lives and the lives of those around us. Each article is based around one of the words in the iki song “Every Single Day”. The core belief is that the key to living productive and rewarding lives is choosing – and practising – behaviours that lead to positive, life-affirming outcomes for ourselves, our families and our communities. The Editor,
Terramungamine Branch of the CWA were recently delighted to receive a further very generous donation of Visa gift cards to distribute to women on drought-affected properties in the local district to lift their spirits and give them a special treat.
This is on top of a previous donation received from the Veteran Golfers Association of Dubbo.
The most recent donation came from a farmer and his wife from a less drought-affected area where they gained an excellent price for the last of their season’s lambs and decided to earmark the money for an area in severe drought.
The local stock and station agent also very generously donated the sale fees once he learnt what the money was for – then to top things off when the pre-ordered Visa gift cards were collected from the local Post Office, the Post Office waived the fee for the cards.
Terramungamine Ladies feel very humbled by these generous donations which have already been distributed.
If you would like to learn more about the Terramungamine Branch of the Country Women’s Association and what we do, please call 0427 251 121. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month.
Our next meeting will be a luncheon on Wednesday, November 7, commencing at 11.30am at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, followed by a tour of the Handmade Quilt Exhibition.
Barb O’brien OAM Terramungamine CWA branch secretary Dear Editor,
I write to ask readers to help the Liver Foundation with a critical cause and a vital fundraising mission.
Put simply, liver cancer is already the fastest growing cause of cancer death in Australia.
At least 1400 Australians now die of liver cancer every year. It is expected that by the year 2030 the number of people with liver disease in Australia will be at least 8 million.
Liver disease is slipping right under the radar. It is set to become an epidemic in Australia.
Alarmingly, a third of those diagnosed with liver cancer are sadly dead within just one month of their diagnosis. Right now – as people read this – 6 million Australians are affected by liver disease.
Liver disease in the main can be preventable and if detected early, it can be treated effectively.
Later this year renowned Australian transplant liver surgeon Luc Delriviere is heading to Antarctica to visit places that haven’t been visited before. We hope businesses across Australia, individuals and others will get behind Luc’s powerful fundraising mission. To find out how you can donate to the Liver Foundation, just go to www.liver.org.au.
Liver disease is not detected on routine tests. A healthy lifestyle combined with a sensible diet, exercise and minimal use of alcohol and no smoking all help a liver’s health.
Chairman, The Liver Foundation