Scronny a child that I were, I have always heard this sentence coming daily at lunchtime from my mom.
No wonder later I did that so well she had to beg me to stop eating. I didn’t cooperate. Not even when she offered to pay me a large sum of money for every pound I lose (and believe you me she couldn’t afford it but she would since she was do desperate to see me healthy. She was very health conscious way before it was hip) for little did I know that years from then I would struggle to gain every ounce to get my health back.
So I urge you. Don’t ask your child to clean the plate, nor let this phrase echo in your head while you eat.
Just eat till hunger is gone. You don’t have to feel full to get what you need from food.