Why Wait until Monday? The Intuitive Eating Challenge should start today! I weigh myself on Fridays (for no reason in particular) and realized I have lost 7 pounds since I first wrote the “About” page. Now, that’s not very impressive since I wrote it over a year ago, but I am not 17 pounds away from my goal, I’m only 10! I’m very happy about this 🙂
This Challenge is really just to myself to go through each of the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating week by week for 9 weeks. I am skipping the first principle of Intuitive Eating: Get Rid of the Diet Mentality. I have that one down.
So for the first week of the Intuitive Eating Challenge we have Principle 2 of Intuitive Eating = Honor Your Hunger
Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.
– from Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch
For me that means eating paying very close attention to what my body feels.Years of dieting have really messed up my hunger and fullness cues, so I cannot tell when I’m hungry or getting full! This is vital to becoming an Intuitive Eater. This week I will pay attention to my stomach, energy level, crankiness and overall feelings.
I’m going to pay attention to my hunger this weekend, and report back how my body tells me it’s hungry.
Friday Beverages should be cocktails and wine, but since I have to work I decided to get an iced coffee from DD to celebrate the end of the week!
When I got to work I quickly went next door and picked up some cinnamon raisin bread to make toast. I have totall been craving this!!! I think I’m going to keep toast and PB at work so I can make this whenever I’m running late. Also, getting to work earlier has moved up my eating time and I want lunch at 11am! Breakfast part II may help with that.
I had to take phone pics of all of this stuff, so sorry that it’s kinda shady.
Lunch was a big salad since my veggies are on their way out! Spinach, a whole big tomato, mushrooms and broccoli. Hummus for dressing and a veggie burger for protein 🙂
Now I am eating cherries and kiwi for dessert.
I am so happy it’s Friday. I just have to get through today!
My weekend plans include…a long run tomorrow and hanging out with my family 🙂