Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Intuitive Eating

 I WANT to practice intuitive eating.

And I think I will.


Which is basically the opposite of something an intuitive eater would say. But! This article from SELF explains it perfectly: weight loss and intuitive eating are at cross purposes. I think that after I lose the baby weight, I can eat intuitively. And I think that while I am losing, I can eat what I want, as long as I control for portion size. But the whole idea of counting calories is not what intuitive eating is all about. 

It's a conflict for sure.

Here are the ideas I can incorporate:

No bad foods

No moral judgment about food

Honoring hunger-- I can eat when I feel hungry, but what I eat and how much are important right now

Respect my fullness and learn what satisfaction feels like

No emotional eating

I made the lasagna on the back of this box:

459 calories for 1/9th, in case you wondered, and worth every single one.

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