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I'm starting to understand that feeling hunger is ok.

Friday, January 10, 2014

I was feeling hungry, something which I have often in the past allowed to overcome rational thought and just shoved something in my mouth to stop the feeling. However, after a recent bout of illness, my stomach seems to have contracted, and I've allowed myself to follow the signals of my stomach even when I haven't even eaten half of the meal I'd planned. I haven't been able to finish more than one or two meals since getting over my illness, which shows me what I already knew but wouldn't recognize: I take more than my body needs, or even wants.
Today I logged on to leave the comment, "I'm starting to understand that feeling hunger is ok." I have to eat on a certain schedule, as do most busy people, and if I stop eating when my body says I'm done, I will be hungry before the next available time to eat. THAT IS OK! In fact, that is how it's supposed to work. It might take some getting used to, but I like knowing that my body has been jolted into working the way it should. I now need to take advantage and keep listening to and following the cues my body gives me.
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    i grew up being told to finish my plate and to not throuw away food. meals were a specific time most days. it was time to eat based on a clock not when i was hungry.
    i am practicing to watch my portions. and to put food away for a later meal or snack.
    2016 days ago
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    Keep up the good work!
    2016 days ago
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