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An experiment day 4

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I've been doing something different this week. I started feeling my hunger. I have been waiting to eat until I"m actually truly hungry, not starving, but waiting long enough that I feel empty and that my stomach is growling. And when I finally do eat, I take small bites and actually chew my food. concentrate on the bite in my mouth rather than the next bite. I chew slow and then swallow. I eat a few bites and then I put my fork down. I wait a few minutes and then I eat a few more bites. I then wait until I start to feel a little fullness and then I put away whatever I'm eating. I wait 20 minutes or so and see if I'm still hungry, if not, I just go on with my day. It is so much harder than I thought. It amazes me how much of my eating is based on habit or certain times of the day.
In reality, I have not eating that much food in the last 4 days. I have not felt over full. I have felt so much better. I have had more energy, drinking more water, finding a balance between exercise and my life.

It is very hard though for me as an emotional eater to let myself feel hunger. And yesterday I was sitting here at lunchtime thinking oh i must be hungry I have to eat. But I sat there and realized I wasn't hungry at all. I drank some water and about an hour later, I was truly hungry. I'll see if it helps me lose any weight, but at least i'm listening to my body more which is extremely important.
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GODWINJAL2 8/20/2012 8:50AM

    I tried that it works ok until you get in a situation where you can't eat and your blood sugar issues kick in. Putting the fork down eating slow is all good but a little planning for scheduled breaks and lunches at work and day off errands keeps you from running into trouble with your blood sugar

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JSALERNO 7/19/2012 1:24PM

    emoticon THAT'S GREAT emoticon WE ALL NEED TO LISTEN TO OUR BODIES MORE.I NEED TO SLOW MY EATING TOO. I'LL TRY WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND SEE IF IT WORKS FOR ME.

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LINDSEYHS31 7/19/2012 12:32PM

    I am doing the same thing. I think it really helps.... keep us posted. emoticon

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