Friday, September 16, 2011
This week was an eye opener. I am not as in control of the kitchen since I have no kitchen when I'm traveling. On Wednesday I went way over my calorie count because I had a high calorie breakfast (nearly a thousand for one simple meal). The next day I had a lighter breakfast but was not quite satisfied. I decided not to continue eating but to wait 20 minutes for my brain to get the message (or is it my stomach gets the message) that I am in fact not hungry ( I read about that somewhere). The 20 minutes came and went. A couple of hours later I had an aha moment. This was huge. earth shattering, mind blowing self awareness! Are you ready for this? When you've spent 20 years over eating, i.e. eating until you get FULL, your tummy (or is it your mind?) is confused about what satisfied really is. I was satisfied but confused because I wasn't "full", if that makes any sense. That may be why so many people think of healthy eating as starving yourself. it is not at all starving. A hard boiled egg, yogurt a banana and a piece of toast is not starving, just ask people who are really starving. I hope to remember this moment the next time I'm tempted to eat until I am "FULL".
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