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Not Eating By The Clock

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today on Spark Coach my challenge was to do mindful and intuitive eating, so I am not going to eat by the clock. I am going to wait until I am starting to think about eating because my body is starting to get hungry. I am not going to wait until I am light headed and my tummy feels like it is touching my back bone. On a scale of one to 10 I am going to eat when I hit a 5. I will eat until I am satisfied and not uncomfortable and stuffed.

I am retired and don't live my day by the clock. I can eat at what ever time I want. I am not going to eat lunch at 12:00 just because I have been doing this for years. I am going to do the things I like to do during the day and when my tummy starts to rubble, like I know it will I have heard it before, I will eat then.

My Hubby is retired too and he eats when he is hungry. Some times I have been known to push him to eat because it is 12:00 or 6:00 and these are meal times. Today I am not pushing anyone to eat at a certain time. When he is hungry I know he will ask me to cook some thing for him and I have this planned and I have my meals and snacks planned too.

Having a plan will help me to do this day, and who knows I may like this and do this every day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAM60SUMTHINK 2/20/2013 9:16PM

    This can be a good method, especially if you tend to eat by the clock when not hungry. And I like the way your plan includes allowances for Mr. Turtle's needs too. Hope he's feeling better???

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JULIERAE41 2/20/2013 2:55PM

    Way to go! Good plan.

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COCK-ROBIN 2/19/2013 7:44PM

    I'm proud of you. And your quest for mindful eating will lead to success.

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SPARKLISE 2/19/2013 4:45PM

    Sounds like a good plan! emoticon emoticon

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LYN-EDWY 2/19/2013 4:21PM

    emoticon Sounds good to me.


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RACEWELLWON 2/19/2013 3:57PM

    I agree with you being retired also , both DH and I we also eat when we are hungry. For me I find that eating smaller meals paced out has been good to me - otherwise I too get a headache - Best of Luck -K

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CATLADY52 2/19/2013 3:54PM

    Whatever works is the best way, or so I have heard. I know that I am sometimes hungry at 5 and other times it is 6 or later.

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