Giving up being a COW

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am really tired of watching every little thing that I eat and planning out meals and snacks. I have been doing the mini-meals or eating every 3 hrs for years. I have read all the stuff that says eating every three hrs is the best way to lose weight.. I don't believe that anymore. Why? because I am still a fatty. I even bought a book called The 3-hour Diet.

I am sure it works for some people and I see a lot of people on Spark eating that way. Quite frankly, I am sick of it. I am sick of always thinking about food, when I am going to eat my next snack, logging all my snacks, dividing my calories between snacks and meals. It is all getting ridiculous. I am constantly thinking about food this way! I also realised that I forgot what hunger feels like because I never felt it (unless it was Ramadan of course). What kind of diet has you eating when you aren't feeling hungry. I am not talking about starving like when you start feeling faint but a little hunger where you can actually feel your stomach is pretty much empty and needs a refill.

So I gave up. I am just doing three normal meals a day now. I have actually gotten my appetite back. I am so happy about that! I am not eating now for the sake of eating. I am eating out of being hungry and I am enjoying my food now. My appetite was gone for years, I was just a cow eating all the time, shoving food in my mouth when I wasn't hungry and everything tasting the same. Cooking was a chore and just a means to keep my stomach topped up. I am really enjoying cooking now and actually look forward to tasting the finished product and experimenting with new recipes.

Eating when I am not even hungry? Why did I ever think that was a good idea?
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