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MawMaw(Phyllis) took the words out of my mouth. Ditto. Double ditto.

I don't feel guilty any more if I stray off my food plan but I do ask myself some honest questions so I can see what the triggers were and then to circumvent those 'next time'.

I credit with doing that in the ability to maintain the lose that I have had now for 6 1/2 years.

However, as Phyllis said, "Calories do count." So, now I know I need to increase my activity level so I can burn what my body doesn't need.



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Day #24 Eat for Satisfaction
For years I have worked on different diets and know the rules of losing weight but not how to keep it off.

To focus every day on the emotions that send me to food for comfort has changed everything.
The reasons are different on different days (frustration, anger, boredom) but I now know the problem isn't going to be fixed with food!

Just as my feelings about getting on the scale have changed so has my feeling about food. A lot of the guilt and anxiety about what I'm eating has given way to actually enjoying my food and taking more time to eat it.

I still pay attention to calories in, calories out!

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Day 24, 100 days Eat for Satisfaction

My planned meals also are eaten with satisfaction also.

I had a whole bag of candy and I did not eat it. I am in control. son took the candy downstairs after Halloween so now no tempting. but since the first completion of the book stress has been put in its place. I eat only for fuel.

Yes sometimes I do eat more of something either because it is there or it may be I am not sure how to count it. but I watch the portion control.



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In some regards I've become a "foodie" which is to say that I want QUALITY and FLAVOR in what I eat. If something doesn't taste wonderful I am not going to waste the points eating it!

For this morning I thoroughly enjoyed the creamy sweet goodness of a bowl of Elvis oatmeal. Oatmeal made with milk in the microwave with a tablespoon of peanut butter and sliced bananas cooked in with it.

This will stick with me until lunch time and leaves me feeling warm and well fueled.



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My planned meals are almost always eaten with a sense of satisfaction.

I am still very food-centred generally: almost the first thought when I wake up is 'what's for breakfast'!!! I watch the clock at work waiting for the time when I can eat my lunch. Same in the evening - I look forward to the meal I have planned to eat.

Today, I'm still smarting a bit because I ate a load of un-planned sweets(candies) at work last night. So I was able to identify really strongly with Linda's example in the book today - about Michelle who ate the brownies, then the Oreos, then the M&Ms - and still didn't feel satisfied!

My problem might have been emotional - I was feeling quite 'confused' about something that happened earlier, and had been wrestling to overcome feelings of anger and hurt. Or it might simply have been that the sweets were there (Because it's there - Day 28). Or it might have been because it was simply too much temptation for my sugar-addict to resist (see discussion on Day 23 thread from PAMATGAT19).

Bottom line is, "When you need emotional soothing, eating can often make you feel frustrated rather than healed."

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This time, what sticks out for me is "simply allow yourself a sense of pleasure from eating." One of the exercises is to write a few words or sentences about how it feels to be satisfied by food. Here's my attempt.

When I feel satisfied by a food, I realize that I just see it as food. The "apple-ness" of the apple is what I enjoy, including the taste and texture. The more I savor 3 ounces of roast beef, with it's dark, rich tasting au jus flavoring my 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes, the more food becomes food not comfort, becomes food not an attempt to reduce anxiety, etc. The more I enjoy my food as food, the less hold food has over me. When I need comfort, when I need to reduce anxiety, food may a part of BUT NOT THE MAIN METHOD I use.



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This is a real hard subject for me because I cook for my family. If I was cooking for myself we would be eating seafood 3-4 times a week. I am the only person in the family that likes it. So I have been cooking it once a week and that does not satisfy me. I am struggling to find a balance.,

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Eat for satisfaction

I've been learning to do this the past 3 years while transitioning to a vegan food plan (I like using food plan vs. 'diet' - the word 'diet' has connotations of deprivation for me because that's what it was for decades ... now I eat without feeling deprived). "WHAT" satisfies me has transitioned slowly to foods that are nutritious and 'healing' for my body lieu of foods that I simply used to 'like' and were possibly harmful for my body or just lacking any real beneficial element other than my (addictive) taste for the food item.

I no longer feel guilty about eating foods - if I'm overdoing on 'nutritious' food it's better than what I was doing before after all. And I've let go of feeling guilty when I fall away from my food plan ... I just acknowledge I did it and move on and get back on track asap.

I do connect totally with Linda's last section - What do you really want?

Wow, could I ever go through the every food in the house when in one of those 'states' thinking food would solve the 'want' ... now when I'm in an emotional roller coaster I can stop myself and think about it first. Most of the time I'm starting to accept that food is NOT the answer.

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Eating and feeling satisfied ... is sooooooo much better than eating and feeling guilty.

As I have shared before, I took a workshop many years ago that impressed upon me that food items should rate an 8-10 score on your own personal richter scale ... or you shouldn't be eating it.

As all lessons, we need to learn them over, and over, and over before they become habit.

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Yes, what an insight that most books don't talk about satisfaction! I had a Dairy Queen cone last night. Did I savor it? Yes. Did I eat it for satisfaction? Yes. Was it satisfying? Yes.

The most interesting observation? It wasn't as good as I remember!! Huh emoticon



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Great comments Chele. emoticon Leslie awesome that exchanges are working so well for you emoticon
Pam, good observation about this book being unique about eating for satisfaction. emoticon I agree and it has helped me to make huge strides in this area along with eating slower and savoring while leaving most of the guilt behind. I have been working and paying close attention to my nutrition for a long time. Where I have been slipping and in need of a crash course is food = fuel but that I CAN and should truly enjoy my fuel. and not over fill. emoticon

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Day 24: Eating for Satisfaction

This is my first time and first exposure to this book. I do scroll down and read at least to the beginning of this year so I am gaining some other insights from your experiences as well.

I am glad that this is brought up actually. I have other weight loss books on my shelves and the majority of them do not mention anything about being satisfied only about what this food or that food will do to or for you. I will say this is something unique to this book.

Ideally, the choices we make should offer us satisfaction. However, we also need to balance that with eating nutritionally and remembering food is fuel first and foremost. As a recovering compulsive overeater I still struggle with sticking to that definition. It becomes blurry in some situations. I have found that until I can be spot on with this kind of eating I need to work on when I am not eating food for fuel. I had an 'episode' the other night when those lines were blurred and although I could say I was eating for satisfaction it also ended up being 5 servings instead of one. I do know what triggered it (after I had to reflect for 26 hours) and it was social anxiety. I know I am liked but I feel nervous about new social situations (which I had one on Wednesday night) and this experiment was like a fall down a steep hill.

I said to my hubby the other day that I think what might come out of going through this book is that I am going to become a pickier eater. What I really meant is that I am going to be much more selective about what I eat and don't eat from now on. If it is not satisfying me why am I bothering to waste my calories (I too watch those ever present calories) on it?

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Day 24, 100 days Eat for Satisfaction

As in the book, I remember thinking I had to have something ate, then something else was calling my name, Ate both of them. I didn't feel satisfied. I still wanted more.

Since working the exchange I dont feel hungry like I used to at night even the calories are low and I need to add some exchanges.

I feel satisfied making the right choices. but knew I need some carbs. I ate ice cream cone so could control the portion. no more bowls. I was satisfied and I enjoyed it.

I tend to eat slower at home as at work there is a time limit so need to get set up that takes 5 minutes before I eat so you have to eat fast.

If I am aware of what I am eating I know I will be satisfied.

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Day #24 Eat for Satisfaction
In this section of the lessons I have been gaining great insight into myself and "why" I sometimes eat too much.
For years I have worked on the "what" and know the rules on calories in and calories out!

To focus every day on the emotions that send me to food for comfort has been eye-opening!
They are different on different days (frustration, anger, boredom) but I am getting better at knowing the problem isn't going to be fixed with food!

Above is what I wrote the last time through the book and just as my feelings about getting on the scale have changed so has my feeling about food. A lot of the guilt and anxiety about what I'm eating has given way to actually enjoying my food and taking more time to eat it.
I still pay attention to calories in, calories out! emoticon emoticon

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Day 24 - Eat for Satisfaction

I truly struggle with this .. I know that I'm eating things to fill some other gap in my life .. I just don't know how to get the gap fixed. Is it being lonely, or sad, or angry .. or a full cocktail of emotions from my crazy life. These steps are helping .. one small step at a time.

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You all are right! This is so exciting.

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Day 24 - Eat for Satisfaction

I don't know about the rest of you but I'm inspired by the many honest comments written below. It is so motivating to know that others have the same problems I have and are working hard to address these.

As for eating for satisfaction, yesterday I went for a 100 minute walk with my dogs and husband. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed watching the dogs playing in the snow and making futile attempts at chasing bunnies.

I knew in advance what I was making for supper and it was going to be a special meal (one higher in fat) than we usually have. I allowed myself a serving and I enjoyed every bite. Funny thing was I followed it with a hearty salad (almost like a punishment because I thought I would want more of the pasta dish) but when I started eating the salad, that too, tasted delicious. Victory!!!!

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It really is true, if we are hungry and we savor our food, we really will be eating for satisfaction.

We won't have the frustration that goes along with just eating food that we don't really need or enjoy for reasons other than hunger.

We CAN do this! Everyone taking part in this challenge is ABLE. ABLE to complete 100 DAYS; ABLE to exercise self-control; ABLE to learn; ABLE to really slow down and savor our meals; ABLE to love ourselves enough to be determined to be ABLE!

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Day 24-Eat for satisfaction

Tonight for dinner we had homemade vegetable beef soup. I had a 1 cup serving, and I have never been able to make a bowl of soup last for 20 minutes. I had an idea, and I know that it sounds crazy but I will share it with you. Instead of eating my soup with a soup spoon, I used a baby spoon. I was able to savor ever bite, and it took me 20 minutes to finish my soup. I enjoyed my soup very much. emoticon

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And now I know! On a rare occasion there have been times when I have headed into the kitchen to find something to snack on. I felt hungry, but could not figure out what I was hungry for, and after trying several different things I only ended up frustrated and unsatisfied just like Linda describes. Her last statement finally explained it all for me "When you need emotional soothing, eating can often make you feel frustrated rather than healed." I am thankful that I rarely have those eating episodes.

To focus on our last few day's of lessons - I did my exercise for "Eating with awareness while being distracted and still savoring every bite with complete satisfaction at the end of my dinner".

Last night was our dinner out at a lovely restaurant and let me tell you - I SAVORED EVERY DARN BITE. The Baby Kale salad with fresh fruit and a bit of Raspberry vinegarette was delicious, the chicken with a mushroom sauce was so tender it melted in my mouth, and the creamy garlic mashed potatoes was heavenly!

This morning I had Greek yogurt, my fave, with fresh raspberries, and grape nut cereal in place of granola. The yogurt is thick and creamy yum, the raspberries were disappointingly flat tasting, which I guess is to be expected given the season, and the crunch of the cereal kind of hurt my teeth which are rather tender due to my braces. It all could have tasted better, but I would repeat it again using a different fruit. It did fill me up and I was satisfied with that.

I could go on and on, about the other things I have eaten lately, but the point is that I am really enjoying this assignment AND my food emoticon


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Day 24.... Eating for satisfaction

I practiced this lesson with my lunch today..... I made yummy potato soup.... I put two scoops in my bowl and started to get a third scooped, but decided to stop. I told myself I could have the third one later, if I wanted it. I sat and ate my potato soup, savoring every last bite!! When I got done, I didnt want, or need, to go back for that third scoop. It was amazing!!

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I never knew that was Carl Reiners mom. Very interesting. I always want to eat so much food. Then I don't feel satisfied anyway so I look for more. Maybe I need something different to help me feel emotionally satisfied.

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Savoring your food will help you feel satisfied. True words!!!!!!

I loooooove the scene in When Harry Met Sally ... after Meg Ryan demonstrates how women can show "pleasure" and Carl Reiner's mom says "I'll have what she's having".

Eat for Satisfaction by savoring its texture and flavor.

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I also eat when I'm bored, in fact that was a big problem for me and somehow I never considered that "emotional" eating. I also tend to eat to procrastinate....."I can't run the vacuum now.....I'm eating!" I now very seldom eat out of boredom and usually will catch myself after just a bite or two.

I think I can say that I definitely catch myself when I'm procrastinating - usually before I even make it to the kitchen. I also don't carry food around the house anymore and there are no stashes in my desk drawer, bedside table, end table, etc. No candy dishes sitting out either!

Thank You Linda, I'm making progress still.

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Day #24 Eat for Satisfaction
In this section of the lessons I have been gaining great insight into myself and "why" I sometimes eat too much.
For years I have worked on the "what" and know the rules on calories in and calories out!

To focus every day on the emotions that send me to food for comfort has been eye-opening!
They are different on different days (frustration, anger, boredom) but I am getting better at knowing the problem isn't going to be fixed with food!

Savoring your food will help you feel satisfied. This will be my mantra for today!


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Aghh, I just realized I've been getting off track with my eating plan. Better to realize it now than a week from now. Also, I planned on savoring something yesterday but then found myself eating without appreciating what I'm eating. Thank you again everyone for posting and encouraging me along the journey. It is a journey, not just a "get rich quick scheme".

I think the lessons this week were written for me :-) It's where the emotional eating aspect comes into play. I look for satisfaction when I eat but it's the wrong kind of satisfaction. I love her sentence at the end, "When you need emotional soothing, eating can often make you feel frustrated rather than healed."

Have a great day.

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I found this one really quite confusing. Maybe I just don't eat emotionally much? There's been so much talk up to now about eating just tiny amounts - savoring the flavor or realizing that food tastes best in the first bite. But I almost always eat because I'm hungry, so eating for satisfaction means eating enough food to end the hunger. It also means eating healthy enough things that I don't feel like I have a brick in my stomach afterward. Chemical additives and high fat foods leave me feeling lethargic and a little sick. For all the advice to avoid carbs, snacking on homemade cookies doesn't leave me feeling crappy and so I tend to do that more often than is probably good for my health. But I also find myself wanting roasted brussels sprouts or squash soup when I'm hungry, so most of the time I can make an intellectual decision between two foods, both of which meet my "want" but one of which I know is more calorie dense.
The one time I eat when I'm not hungry is a bored response or a habituated response to just put something in my face, and I've learned from Spark to satisfy that with plain water, and that has cut my calorie intake without pain.

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Day 24
EAT FOR SATISFACTION

"If you're determined you want to appreciate flavors, work on getting satisfaction from your food, not guilt or remorse. To do this, you don't have to eat large amounts - you simply have to let the food sink into your awareness."

"When you give yourself permission to enjoy food instead of feeling guilty about it, you'll get the satisfaction you crave and you won't have to hunt for something more to eat."

"When you need emotional soothing, eating can often make you feel frustrated rather than healed."

Foods/meals that are usually highly satisfying for me typically have multiple flavors and textures. I tend to like meals with a high veggie content but also mixed in with other savory flavors. That way I can still feel full and experience lots of flavors and textures, but the meal is usually much lower in calories. I also like "melt in your mouth" foods like ice cream and chocolate.

I don't tend to feel guilty WHILE eating foods - unless I'm on a binge that I recognize as a binge and I still can't regain control. Or, AFTER I've stuffed myself or eaten something I was trying to resist, I might feel guilty. But if I'm in control of my decision to eat something, guilt is not usually I factor. I try to own up to my mistakes and take responsibility for them. It is better for me to PLAN to eat something than to fall into a guilt trap.

"Eat one thing today with the intention of feeling satisfied." Since I am trying to implement mindful eating techniques as a regular habit, I TRY to make a point of savoring and being satisfied by everything I eat. Sometimes I am more successful than others.

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Thanks, Gill! I'll have to try that! emoticon

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Sounds good!

But what is a HALF-INCH of stock?

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I don't have a recipe! But this is how it goes:-

I 'saute' some chopped onion in a about a half-inch of stock (fat free you see) and while that's cooking, I chopped half a courgette into chunks, a carrot into chunks, 3 mushrooms into quarters, half a red pepper into chunks. When the onion is softened, I stir in a couple of spoonfuls of curry powder and an extra one of ginger, stir up a bit - add some water. Add the carrots and simmer a while, when the carrot is starting to cook, put in all the other veg, more water if needed (only enough for a sauce, not too much otherwise you have a watery sauce), leave to simmer - add in a handful of peanuts (I used the plain, unroasted ones - as they are actually legumes) and a handful of cooked chickpeas. Cover and simmer until it's done as much as you want - then pop the spinach on top - it wilts very quickly. Heat up the naan bread under the grill for 3 mins. Serve and enjoy.

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Dot, I understand. I have cut my carbs way down too as I was eating way too much of them! Like anything else, you have to do what works for you.

Gill, I'll second (or third) the notion... post a recipe! That meal sounds awesome! emoticon

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Post a recipe Gill! emoticon

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Gill, that sounds absolutely yummy!
I know what you mean about all being well in the world when you've been fed.

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I had that vegetable curry this evening - with a naan bread. It was delicious! Part of the joy is being able to eat with a fork in one hand and mop up juice with the naan in the other hand - getting my hands into the food it quite satisfying!

Mostly it was the burst of flavour and texture from each of the components - the novelties: red peppers, mushrooms, courgette, carrot, onion, groundnuts, chickpeas.

When I've eaten that meal, I feel 'safe' for a while - like all is well in the world and I am fed!

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I bought two different brands of gluten free spaghetti, I think both are made from rice. I guess my problem is I prefer angel hair pasta, so anything would be longer cooking. It is an adjustment that I must make like everything else.

I am actually staying away from pasta and any bread products at this time even gluten free as much as possible as part of my eating low carb. Taking what carbs I do eat from veggies and rice.

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Dot, I know how important those anniversaries are... emoticon to your Mom! I know she's smiling down on you. :)

Also, I went for a number of years where I could not eat wheat in any form due to allergies and gluten issues, and could not even eat some other grains like spelt and quinoa. However I was able to eat rice pasta - I think the brands I used to eat were Energy (not sure if spelling right) and DeBoles. I know they are more expensive but sometimes I was able to buy a small box of them at a discount from my health food store.

Abby, it's funny you said that - "didn't think spaghetti was served any other way." I knew that restaurants usually would pour sauce over the pasta but I thought everyone made it mixed at home!

Gill, I admit, like Abby, I have been puzzled at times by a few of the suggestions in the 100 days book, but I do agree that "All the activities are open for interpretation, and for us to use to address our own needs at any point in time." That is exactly what I am doing!



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Abby and Karen, now with me eating Gluten free, I will be having spaghetti less often because gluten free options take so long to cook and are so much more expensive. While I do eat it year around, I did in the past eat spaghetti more often in the colder months than in the warmer months, hmmm must be a seasonal thing. Right up there with chili and taco soup.

We also love a recipe called saucy steak that I think I will do alright with eating gluten free that takes about 2-3 hours to prepare and we only have that during the colder months, it is definitely a comfort food. Due to the length of time it takes to prepare I do not have it often, expect on those 3 day winter weekends. It is yummy, a family favorite. This is one meal my husband loved and no I could not make it for a couple of years after he passed.

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Believe it or not my breakfast today was a really really satisfying mixturefor me which left me with a warm feeling inside

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Dot & Karen,
I serve my spaghetti the same way (together) and so did my mother. I didn't even know it was served any other way until I was an adult. It must be a cultural thing. I make mine with whole wheat spaghetti. We love it, but for some reason I don't usually make it in the summer months.

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Warriorgirl, cool ... I don't think I have ever met anyone who did spaghetti that way.

Old North Dayton OR Hungarian influence.

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" All the activities are open for interpretation, and for us to use to address our own needs at any point in time."
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