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29On my best days I'm eating small amounts of food all through the day instead of huge meals. When my stomach feels hunger I eat a small amount of something just enough for the hunger feeling to go away and then drink water every time I eat something. I always feel satiated not stuffed.
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of soup on Sundays and freeze it in single-serving containers for the week.
Soup ideas include garden veggie, chicken and barley, escarole and spicy turkey sausage, or tofu tom yum.
There are two feelings that I have loved for many years: 1. The feeling of sweets in my mouth, and that satiated full feeling after a tasty meal. 2. the peaceful feeling that I have after a good run, or when I am on top of a beautiful mountain. I have taught myself to pass up #1 whenever possible. I save that satiated feeling for special times with friends and family. Even then, I hold myself in check. I know that overeating is a weakness of mine.
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