Thursday, May 02, 2013
During my time at Spark People, I've learned a lot a lot about food--quality and quantity. I'm really proud to say that I (usually) eat whole unprocessed foods and am feeling lots better, but I still have some work to do around food.
I took the Portion Distortion Quiz this morning and scored 14/16 correct. I'm pretty happy with that. The questions I answered incorrectly, I overestimated the correct portion size rather than underestimated. That's good too. My trouble with portion is that I know what they are, I just don't practice them! Sooooo, here's a new goal for me. Practice eating correct portion sizes.
I watched the video Becky put together about measuring food. It's true. When I stop measuring, extra calories creep in. So I fluctuate between intuitive eating and measuring and eating according to a schedule. Right now, I'm eating 4X a day, at approximately the same time. When I feel I have better control over my eating I will go back to intuitive eating.
I've also learned that the Spark Program works for me in a specific order. I (re)learn to eat well and within my range, then I work on the fitness, then I lose the excess pounds and most importantly feel more energized, good about my habits and like the way I look.