- removing guilt and shame from eating
- recognizing true hunger and fullness
- not letting preconceived notions of when and how much I SHOULD eat dictate my habits
- noticing cravings
- trusting myself!!!
I've spent so much time completely ignoring my body: letting myself go hungry too long, eating past fullness because I had room in my calories for the day, or eating foods that were completely distasteful to me at the time because it's something I thought I should be eating.
For example, yesterday I fully and completely craved green and orange veggies!! (Remember, the past week was not a very nutritious one for me.) I think my body was telling me to get some really dense, rich nutrients into myself stat!
I let my cravings dictate what I ate, because I think I was in a great headspace- ready for clean, whole foods with a focus on veggies.
I also didn't not measure or track, but ate when hungry and to fullness (trusting that I wouldn't overdo it on veggies!!)
My food yesterday:
- Coffee and a ton of water
- Cottage cheese with blueberries
- Eggs with squash
- Romaine lettuce wraps with roast sweet potatoes, ground turkey and salsa
- Romaine salad with beets and roasted carrots
- More ground turkey and sweet potatoes!!
- Dark chocolate
I bought lots of awesome goodies for the week: asparagus, broccoli, cantaloupe, mango, avocado, peas, etc.. Got plenty of eggs and meat (chicken sausage, ground turkey, ground beef, nitrate free turkey bacon).
Weight is still up this morning, but I'm ok with it. Feeling better after getting back on track!