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You are [responsible for] what you eat

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

When I was doing WW many years ago, I would obsess about the WW points in any food or meal. This got to the point that WHILE I was eating any food, I would be calculating its points, mentally adding to my daily points, determining what I could or couldnít have the rest of the day due to eating that food. I was so distracted by the calculation, I couldnít enjoy what I was eating. Everything became a number. And I am a scientist so I love numbers, but this was too much.

I am happy to say I havenít gone down that same road with SP. I have actually gone closer to intuitive eating than I have ever had before, not being afraid to have seconds if I am still hungry or leave half my food untouched if I am full. I think the truer I am to myself about how I feel about food, the easier it is to be happy and not obsessed with it.

I also think the reason I have been able to take a big step toward intuitive eating is the reduction in processed carbs in my diet. I didn't realize before I cut them out how much they were influencing how I felt. I remember having sugar highs and lows, being STARVING, desperate for food. I just don't feel that way any more. I read some one's blog a couple of days ago about dealing with cravings and I was so tempted to say "Reduce your sugar and flour!" because I don't have cravings anymore. I feel like I am finally free.

Am I making any sense today? I don't know. I guess what I am trying to say is that I don't obsess about numbers anymore, I am more in tune with my body when I am eating, and I really appreciate the benefits of reducing processed carbs.

Today I am going to take pictures of the food that I eat. I will try to post tomorrow.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAWYERPATTI 1/30/2013 11:51AM

    The compulsion in dieting is what sets up so many people for failure and weight regain. You are doing a marvelous job! I am so happy for you.
Thanks for sharing.

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MIDROAD 1/30/2013 11:35AM

    It's incredible how when you give your body healthy real food the cravings just go away. My biggest problem with weight loss solved by such a simple act, who knew?

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GINGERHAWK 1/30/2013 10:29AM

    What remarkable progress! Many of us play the numbers game, so I could totally relate to your post. How impressive that you've moved toward intuitive eating and are staying on track - good for you!

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HEART4HOME 1/30/2013 8:18AM

    Great blog! I seriously need to cut back on the flour and sugar in my diet. I have been fighting it for soooo long. My body is protesting big time and also hanging on to weight especially in the tummy area.

Thanks for sharing!

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MALEXANDER4 1/30/2013 8:03AM

    Numbers obsessed? I do ww now and I so smiled when I read your post. I don't obsess so much over the points all the time but the weekly points. I use them and then I have to wonder....should I have done that. But like you I have cut back on my carbs and so far so very good. I'm staying in a good range for me and i'm not obsessing about what is next.

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