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Intuitive Eating Experiment

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Okay, now I know all the die hard record and weigh your food queens are seriously about to have high blood pressure here. But here it goes anyways.

I have been rereading "health at every size" with an open mind. and I decided to experiment for at least a week (still not done yet). My experiment is to NOT weigh my food, NOT to obsess over how much protein fat etc. the only thing is to make sure I have some veggies.

I am to listen to my body when its sleepy, too tired, when its getting full.

Well. . . . Its a work in progress.

I have realized that I need 2 eggs for breakfast and not 3.

I have realized that I sometimes drink TOO much tea with my meals and feel way too bloated.

I realise that I act like a kid whose gonna miss out on fun and don't sleep until its tooo late. hehe. but I am getting better at that.

Also, . . . . . drum roll please . . . . . I broke my plateau. Right now I weigh 221.4 pounds.

And I am also listening to my body in other ways - like some days I need more exercise. some days just some light exercise. etc.

In many ways I feel free .
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    I know how you feel when you say your body and your food requirements change from one day to another. Mine do as well, and the meal plans I've so carefully worked on during the weekend are one by one scrapped and another one replaces it, according to what I feel my body is telling me I need to eat.

    I know it makes life difficult at times, but I think the extra effort is worth it, because no longer do I have that bloated feeling after every meal, no matter how little I ate, and I find I sleep far better at night. If I decide I don't have the energy or motivation to exercise, then I take note of that too. In that way my exercise doesn't become a chore and I find when I do exercise, I enjoy it more so spend extra time on it.

    Hope you find what works best for YOUR body. I'm sure that is the key to success.

    1605 days ago
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    oh you have no idea. and right now I have been staying at 221.4 and I'm cool with that.

    I think with time you'll learn how to follow your cues. I never woulda thought I'd get them. used to make fun of all the "intuitive" eaters when I was younger, haha
    1623 days ago
    WOW! This is my hope for how to handle maintenance. Right now I really DO NOT have the cues I need, but I'm hoping that by training myself in this phase, I will discover them.

    Congrats on breaking that plateau. Those are THE WORST!

    1624 days ago
  • BRENNA84
    yes like last night my daughter brought home a BIG chocolate bunny, I tried a chunk. I had a small bite and gave the rest to her lol. Its semi-sweet and it hurts my teeth. I prefer bittersweet chocolate.

    before I would have ate it anyways.
    1628 days ago
    This is an important goal for me! I would love to be connected enough with my intuition to do this more.
    1628 days ago
    The key to success is that your are listening to your body. Keep us the awesome experiment.
    1629 days ago
    i am trying to listen to my body better about getting more sleep. i have learned tht i do not need as much food as i think especially if i eat slowly and get enough protein.
    1629 days ago
    I love intuitive eating except for foods that are addictive for me, grains and sugar, and those I skip all together. I could never find time to measure, weigh, record etc., or I would have no time to exercise 2 hours/day which I love to do.
    1629 days ago
    Intuitive eating is the only way that consistently works for me - in that it is the only way of eating that I can maintain long term and lose weight without triggering eating disorders. It also makes me feel great because I am connecting with my body, with my hunger and satiety clues and with my emotions.

    I hope it continues to work for you because I think it is a great way to live as opposed to 'dieting'.
    1629 days ago
    Good going! It's rough to pay attention to all the details sometimes, but worth it in the end.
    1629 days ago
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