Eat When Hungry

Good morning beauties!

How did you like yesterday’s blog post? What I got from the comments, was that it was helpful. I sure hope so 🙂

I am going to be using the same five questions today, as I finish talking about how I listened to my body yesterday, and ate what I wanted.

Speaking of eating what you what, there is something else that goes along with that. Eating when you are hungry.

Try eating when you are hungry the next few days. Wait until your body tells you that you are hungry. Give up the idea of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just eat when you are hungry, and eat what you want. Write down what you notice about your body. For example, here’s what I notice:

  • Food tastes better
  • I am able to enjoy my food slower
  • It’s easier to know when to stop
  • I trust myself more, because I’m listening and acknowledging the signals of my body
  • When I wasn’t hungry, I found other ways to satisfy my needs
  • I discovered I like smaller portions more because:

    • I eat slower to make less food last longer (when you have a plate of heaping food in front of you, the goal seems to be to conquer the plate. When you have a small plate or bowl in front of you, its easier to eat slower because you want the food to last longer.)
    • I like to eat more often, when I can (eating less allows me to be hungry every three hours as opposed to every 5 if I ate a big meal)

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So, that being said, here is how I ate when I was hungry yesterday

Green smoothie (they are always purple at first. They turn green after being refrigerated over night, haha!

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12:45

Hungry? Yes

Do I have a picture of what I want to eat? Yes

Can I smell or taste what I want to eat? Yes

Do I want something spicy, sweet, bland, cold, hot, room temp, smooth, crunchy, other? Sweet, cold, smooth

What will I eat? Green smoothie with Vanilla protein powder

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To take babysitting, reusable mug + green tea bag

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3:15

Hungry? Yes

Do I have a picture of what I want to eat? Yes

Can I smell or taste what I want to eat? Yes

Do I want something spicy, sweet, bland, cold, hot, room temp, smooth, crunchy, other? Crunchy, room temp, bold

What will I eat? Rosemary crackers with sliced goat cheese, and artichoke/bruschetta spread + something sweet: one pineapple ring

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5:00

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Hungry? On a scale of 0-10, 0 being starving, 5 comfortable, and 10 stuffed, I was about a 4. Just barely getting hungry. I needed to eat before my next job.

Do I have a picture of what I want to eat? Semi

Can I smell or taste what I want to eat? Semi

Do I want something spicy, sweet, bland, cold, hot, room temp, smooth, crunchy, other? Spicy, sweet, warm, dense

What will I eat? Beans, rice, chicken, and potatoes (leftovers at my parents house)

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Treat after dinner

Hungry? No

Do I have a picture of what I want to eat? Yes

Can I smell or taste what I want to eat? Oh yes!

Do I want something spicy, sweet, bland, cold, hot, room temp, smooth, crunchy, other? Sweet, hot, smoote

What will I eat? Decaf coffee with one pack of hot cocoa mixed in + a few mini marshmallows

Did I fully enjoy my treat with no guilt? Yes. Did I finish the entire thing? No. I was satisfied about 3/4 of the way through, and new I could have it again anytime I wanted, so I stopped when I was satisfied.

Welp, there was the rest of yesterday. I hope this post inspires you to eat when you are hungry, and treat your body with the respect it deserves today.

Be blessed!

What do you notice when you listen to your body?

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Love, Paige
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