Monday, December 28, 2009

I sure do miss breakfast

While going through this new way of eating I tend to miss breakfast because I am never hungry. I seem to have lost the natural signal for hunger in the morning. Maybe its the coffee I drink every morning. Sometimes it takes a whole 8 hours to get hungry depending on how much I ate the day before. I seem to be missing hunger in the morning. I miss eating breakfast. I miss eating egg omelets on Saturday mornings with my son but since I am never hungry I stop making them. For the last few days I have been eating an extra small breakfast no matter if I was hungry or not. Then it takes about 4 to 5 hours for me to get hungry again. I seem to have more control when eating that next meal. So far this month I have lost 5 pounds eating what ever I want just stopping right before feeling full.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sometimes you just don't want to wait for hunger.

If your having trouble waiting for hunger, just know it takes practice. Remember you didn't learn all your eating habits in one month. Studies have shown that it takes up to 21 days to create a habit and that's if you practice it everyday. If your having trouble waiting for hunger go back to the first few days that you tried this, and remember how good you felt. Keep practicing and you will see weight loss.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Out of th e Mouth of Babe's

A friend noticed I was losing weight and wanted to know what I was doing to lose the weight. I told her I stopped dieting and only eat when I am hungry. I eat exactly what I want and stop right before feeling full. She said, "that doesn't sound healthy at all," and explained how she would talk to her 9 year old son who goes long periods of time without eating. She was worried about his well being. He would tell her he just did not feel like eating and was not hungry yet. She says she always insisted on him eating so that he wouldn't get hungry. To me her 9 year old is still living on instinct. Eating when he is hungry which really sounds natural.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Physical or Emotional hunger

When your eating and you really don't feel hungry, try to pay attention to how you are really feeling. Emotional hunger is usually hard to satisfy. Physical hunger can be satisfied when you eat small amounts. You usually eat smaller portions when you wait until you get hungry before you eat. Remember to stop eating before you are full. Pay more attention to your food as you enjoy eating. You should feel a comfortable feeling right before getting full . Get in tune with your body and practice stopping just before full feeling. Waiting for the burning feeling can make you feel great but may make you feel a little week. Pay attention to what your body is telling you and eat accordingly.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Stressed Out?

When you fall back into those old full feelings because of stress, try to do something else. Try jumping rope or if you have COMCAST ON DEMAND turn to the exercise channel. I like Jillian Michaels and I do about 10 minutes of her exercise with her. It gets my heart rate going and my mind thinking. I remember to get hungry again. If this does not work go for a walk or go to the mall and walk if its cold or raining. Do something to get your mind off the problem. Get a journal and write yourself a letter about what ever you are going through. If the problem is something you can fix, then fix it. If its something your can't fix, let time take care. What a difference a day makes. Remember to eat when you're hungry, savor the flavor and stop before you're full

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Diets bite

It has taken me years to realize diets don't work. I have been obsessed with my body image for so long that when this sensible way of eating came to me it sounded to simple. I shared the idea with some co workers and they thought it sounded so absurd. I know everything about diets, how to count calories, fat grams, fiber grams, protein, carbs, and so on and so on and so on. All that dieting has made me fat and it hurts every time I find a new diet that I do to a "T" and I still make food the enemy, I can't have this or I can't have that. Its all madness. My life span with dieting gets shorter and shorter with each diet. Now I eat what I want when I'm hungry and I am starting to lose weight naturally. I wait for hunger, and when it comes I welcome it. I set my plate and savor each bite and stop when I am not hunger any more. I don't eat until I feel that full feeling. If I get to full I usually get sleepy. If I stop right before felling full, I tend to have more energy. I had gotten to the point where cleaning up was a big chore. Now I have enough energy to exercise somewhat. What do you think about this? Any comments