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Not Eating By The Clock

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today on Spark Coach my challenge was to do mindful and intuitive eating, so I am not going to eat by the clock. I am going to wait until I am starting to think about eating because my body is starting to get hungry. I am not going to wait until I am light headed and my tummy feels like it is touching my back bone. On a scale of one to 10 I am going to eat when I hit a 5. I will eat until I am satisfied and not uncomfortable and stuffed.

I am retired and don't live my day by the clock. I can eat at what ever time I want. I am not going to eat lunch at 12:00 just because I have been doing this for years. I am going to do the things I like to do during the day and when my tummy starts to rubble, like I know it will I have heard it before, I will eat then.

My Hubby is retired too and he eats when he is hungry. Some times I have been known to push him to eat because it is 12:00 or 6:00 and these are meal times. Today I am not pushing anyone to eat at a certain time. When he is hungry I know he will ask me to cook some thing for him and I have this planned and I have my meals and snacks planned too.

Having a plan will help me to do this day, and who knows I may like this and do this every day.
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    This can be a good method, especially if you tend to eat by the clock when not hungry. And I like the way your plan includes allowances for Mr. Turtle's needs too. Hope he's feeling better???

    1949 days ago
    Way to go! Good plan.
    1949 days ago
    I'm proud of you. And your quest for mindful eating will lead to success.
    1950 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan! emoticon emoticon
    1950 days ago
    emoticon Sounds good to me.

    1950 days ago
    I agree with you being retired also , both DH and I we also eat when we are hungry. For me I find that eating smaller meals paced out has been good to me - otherwise I too get a headache - Best of Luck -K
    1950 days ago
    Whatever works is the best way, or so I have heard. I know that I am sometimes hungry at 5 and other times it is 6 or later.
    1950 days ago
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