Friday, August 22, 2014
Acting like a thin person = 4 pounds!!
Wow, this works! So let me tell you what I did and more important what I thought!
This is what I learnt:
1. I already eat the foods that are good for me. I love salads, veggies and indulge in foods such as chocolate only so I don't feel deprived and in small amounts. Problem was I ate too much of all these foods. Thin people don't overeat all the time!
2. Why do I eat. I ate for every reason under the sun - mad, happy, sad, glad you name it. Thin people eat when their bodies need fuel. Food is not their best friend, as it has been mine. Thin people call their best friend or do something not related to food.
3. Importance of food. When trying to loose weight you can get carried away with over-planning meals, exercise, etc. etc. Chill out and eat only when hungry.
4. "Am I hungry" This is the big one! Every time I took a piece of food or wanted to eat I said to myself "Am I really hungry??" Doing this I had to reacquaint myself with what hungry actually felt like. In the past, I had never let myself get hungry. Now, I am trying to practice asking myself this and if I am not hungry, stop and think what it is I am really looking for - comfort, attention, bored, lonely?? Re-direction I would call it.
5. Saying "I am full" (even when I still could eat lots more). A thin friend of mine always does this when we go out for lunch. She sits down to eat and says - I am not really very hungry! Now normally I would think "Oh, for goodness sake, I am starved and could eat a house, she would fill up on a peanut" but reflecting more on this she probably didn't feel the need to eat and was just reinforcing her bodies decision. Nothing weird there! So now when my husband asks if I want some ice-cream for dessert I say "I am full" Now, I am not really that full but guess what I don't miss the ice-cream and my body is full.
My experiment was a success for me and I now have more insight as to how I gained a lot of weight and how I can get in touch with my body to help loose that weight. Bottom line: Trust your body, it will help you!