Luckily Melissa is on the same flight and we snagged seats across the aisle from each other. Neither one of us went to HLS last year so were not exactly sure what to expect. I’m just excited to have a couple days of fun since my life has been all work and packing and un-organization lately!
I hate having to sit in one place for an extended period (hence my Park Ranger job search) so I made sure to get in a run this morning. I did 6 miles and then came home to a SIAB = Smoothie in a Bowl.
I just started to get hungry on the flight and my first thought was, “What time is it?”. I think I wanted to know if it was a “proper” time to eat lunch yet.
But, I am trying to become an intuitive eater and my first reaction should be to my body NOT the clock. This situation pointed out that I often look at the clock when I’m hungry and/or check the clock around times that I think I should be hungry to decided whether or not to eat.
- I sometimes eat at noon because I’m supposed to – even if I’m not hungry. I think “Lunch time” and “Dinner time” are kind of set for me and I eat because “it’s time” without reading my hunger first.
- And I also snack around 5pm when I am hungry but think I should wait to “officially eat”. You know, because snacking while standing in the kitchen doesn’t count as “officially eating”. Right?
I think it is especially important for me to listen to my body right now as I’m training for a race in October. I think it’s vital while training to listen to your body to tell you what you need – be it food, rest, stretching or anything else your body is signaling.
Luckily, I packed a yummy lunch to satisfy my hunger on the flight – AB&J, carrots and watermelon. This AB&J is on my fave Alpine Valley bread too. I had sandwich thins to use, but this bread is worth the cals. Love it.
Question: Do you eat according to the clock? Is lunch always at noon and dinner always at six o’clock?
I was just telling my friend that I often get hungry for “real food” around 5:30pm every day, but make myself wait until dinner time to eat a meal. I usually snack instead, but I think my body is telling me it wants something more.
I am going to work on going to my stomach and not the clock for when and what to eat