They make it look so easy...My friends, my family, women in the street, strangers.
Why is it so hard for me to just eat less?
Lots of water, veggies, fruit, more smaller meals, I get it..but my stomach doesn't.
How do I make myself ignore this feeling of needing more food. .
I was talking to fit women around me and online, trying to find out what they do and do the same. But I can't, there is no mystery to how they do it, because they simply don't eat as much as I do. They eat LESS. And that's it. No big secret, no diet, no program, no exercising every day..They eat normal portions, some of them eat fruit for dinner and that's it..
How on earth do they do it? Well, it's easy for them. Of course it's easy after making it a habit to eat normal portions. I manage to do it for one meal, two meals, a day, two days, perhaps few days in a row. But I always fail at making it into a habit. The hardest thing is surpassing this feeling after a meal - the feeling of craving for more.
And the main conundrum - how do I make myself just eat less?
I'm not talking about filling my plate with veggies, chewing carrot sticks for snacks, eating fruit, drinking water, etc. I'm thinking about the mindset needed to stop myself from reaching for another bite, grabbing another serving, going into the kitchen for more..
The weirdest thing is that what everybody around me is doing is what's normal, and what I'm doing is not...I'm perplexed by the fact how wrong it is what I'm doing to myself and how hard it is to eat normal portions.
I have lots of determination at the moment, but who knows what the rest of the day will bring.
What kind of mindset do I need to set in order to stop myself from eating more?