Nope. If I don't like it I won't finish it. If there's too much for me I might ask for a doggy bag. There's no point continuing eating if you aren't hungry and aren't enjoying it. Conversely I wouldn't leave food there if I want to eat it.
I only eat everything up if I want it. I was lucky in that my mum brought us up to eat as much as we needed and not to feel that we had to clear the plate. She had grown up in the war when food was scarce and even many years later, ate every last scrap she was given, long after she was full, so she was determined that we wouldn't have the same compulsion.
I try to order just as much as I will eat so I won't waste much. Sometimes that is hard when the portions are too bit. Sometimes my kids will help eat what's left. I have 2 boys, so I am sure that as they get bigger we will have no problem with food waste!
Yes, Iíve always finished everything on my plate,
both at home, & eating out, oh yes, except for a 2í piece of garlic bread last week while eating out. The 2 large pieces of garlic bread came with the pasta prawn dish, Iíd ordered. A lot of people eating on cruise ships pile their plates with food, then leave 1/2 of it. Itís so wasteful.I think of all those people starving around the world.
These days, I can't eat the hot chips that come with the meal! Next time I'm ordering lunch, I'll have to remember to say, "No chips thank you" They should actually make the meal $2/3's cheaper, without the chips, which I'll ask them about next time, as the last 2 lunch dates I've been on with a friend, I couldn't eat the chips as well as everything else on the plate. Or I may just order an entree instead of a main, then I can order dessert!
No. I don't always finish what is on my plate. I eat until I am full, so if there is food leftover, so be it. I am not prepared to become ill by finishing everything on my plate, if I am already full. Restaurants in particular always give large servings. If I am at home, I can control the amount of food on my plate, and I don't serve myself too much, more than I can comfortably eat.