So hard not to eat too much with good foods
Friday, April 08, 2011
I made a thai chicken dinner, healthy, tastes good, too good. I made a daikon and carrot salad. I loaded up on the salad, but I still ate too much. This is my greatest struggle, stopping. Even if it's healthy, can't eat too much. I feel too full and it robs me of my motivation to move. I do better eating reasonable portions with boring healthy food. My family enjoys a variety of flavors. I would be fine eating the same foods, basic-healthy-boring foods. I'm much less likely to overeat. This is where I have to sort it out. How to sit down to a creative meal and limit myself - even if it tastes incredible. I've heard some folks do some intense flavor interventions to satiate that smell/taste experience. I used to chew slowly, I should remind myself to do that, it helped me to consume less. I also valued the eating experience mor., I was always the last one to finish at every meal. It was sort of a hassle to folks I ate with, so I learned to speed up. I also began to consume more, eating faster - now it's a habit. I guess I didn't really think about it until now, it was a good thing to blog about. I think I'll have a goal of eating slower, the way I did for most of my life, I think that will be very beneficial, and I know it's healthier in so many ways.