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Principles of intuitive eating - and my weekend

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My weekend involved 2 social events, which I think ran to my usual plan - no different to when I was tracking, to now that I am not.

When I tracked, these two events would have been meals that I skipped tracking, or tracked with rough guesses, and certainly weren't planned ahead.
If I want to do better with intuitive eating, then I need to practice, and keep some key principles front of mind.

The people who wrote a book on intuitive eating made a list of 10 principles, which on the whole make a lot of sense. On the weekend, I did not do well on the following

Principle 5. RESPECT YOUR FULLNESS
I did not stop when I should have - at both events.

Principle 7. HONOUR YOUR FEELINGS WITHOUT USING FOOD
Potentially I filled some social gaps with food - find yourself with no one to talk to? Graze the buffet. Better to strike up another conversation, or get a glass of water.

Principle 10. HONOUR YOUR HEALTH
I know that a healthy plate looks like, and healthy quantities of meat, grain etc. I did not adhere to this. As a result I have a terrific food hangover today.

This is not a blog to beat myself up - merely to point out to myself where I can improve.
On the plus side, I did make some great nutritional choices. I am learning to seek out more veges when I serve myself plus I only had one champagne and drank sparkling water the rest of the time.

And I did a 2 hour bike ride instead of just the 1 hour.

Today is Monday, and time to get back to good eating princples.
I am reintroducing Meat-free Monday to our household - a great chance to get plenty of those lovely vegetables into me!

Have a great day! I know I will.
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A*L*P* 11/12/2012 7:59AM

    Very insightful. I like the fact that you're more aware of things and I know full well the "food hangover" feeling. It is a miserable feeling! I think that the principles of IE are so very common sense, it makes me angry at times that it is so hard to adhere to such common sense....

Glad that you're finding your way! Great job!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 11/12/2012 7:09AM

    I think you did a great job of analyzing the situation. Thanks for sharing so we can all learn from each other.

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SHEILA1505 11/12/2012 1:06AM

    I think you survived that pretty well - good work!


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SLENDERELLA61 11/11/2012 8:33PM

    Very good analysis. With your attitude you will use this information to help you keep improving. What a great way to think and to live!!

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LYNNA1968 11/11/2012 4:59PM

    enjoy and great principles.

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