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Stopping Tracking

Friday, January 04, 2013

I have blogged before about wanting to eat well without tracking and I have just had an epiphany. I know what I need to do before I stop tracking :-D I have to improve my relationship with chocolate and indulgent foods to the point where I can keep this relationship the same when I am feeling down. Things have definitely improved in this area but I can see now that they need more work before I make an attempt at not tracking again.

All I can do for now is allow this thought to mull over in the back of my mind while I find out the best way to fit my indulgences into my diet and avoid cravings or deal with them better when I do have them. One day of going over won't hurt but there's something in my thought pattern that allows 'one day' most of the time, but when I feel down 'one day' just goes on indefinitely and I need to know why, and how to stop it.

Just a short blog while that's fresh in my mind, have a good weekend :-)
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    I would like to introduce you to Intuitive Eating - there is a SparkTeam of people who follow this philosophy. I am a member.
    The principles of intuitive eating say that because we restrict certain foods (like chocolate) this gives them enormous power over us. If we give ourselves permission to eat as much of these foods as we want, the power disappears.

    I am still exploring this.

    You will know the feeling - there is an open packet of chocolate in front of us, and we keep eating and eating because we don't know when we will allow ourselves to have chocolate again. Instead, if we have permission to buy it any time we want it . . . the idea is that you then might be happy with just a few squares.
    Maybe the first few times you over eat - but after feeling sick from chocolate (LOL), you might settle into a healthy relationship with chocolate again.

    You might be interested.
    1993 days ago
    Great idea! I tried not tracking and, for me, tracking really helps me keep it all in perspective. Even eating my dark chocolate! I still indulge, but logging it keeps me accountable.

    Sounds like you know what you need to do. Soon you will be experiencing your new success! emoticon
    1993 days ago
    Chocolate is a big issue for me!!!
    1993 days ago
    You will figure it out. Good Luck!
    1993 days ago
    Recognizing the problem is the first step towards solving it.

    emoticon Take a Step!

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1993 days ago
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