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.