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.