Monday, March 17, 2014


So some things I'm working on towards becoming a "normal eater" (in quotes author explains that eating normally is different for everyone):

- 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!

Namaste <3


  1. I can't tell you how often I have taken a bite of something and then spit it because it was not calorie worthy. It might be something I cooked (over cooked) or a combination of ingredients that did not meet expectations. Honestly, I pitch it and start over so my food is worthy. This does not happen very much anymore as I have got the idea of lightly steaming down pat and also know what/which combinations I like.

    Frequently pass the last 3 bites of something to my husband because I am full (and he is a bottomless pit with no extra weight).

    I also have super hungry days on occasion and do the same thing - steer myself to mostly veggies and lean protein.

    Good post.

  2. I fully believe your body craves what it needs. I know that every time I come home from a holiday I crave vegetables! I can't get enough for about a week, even though I've had them on holiday it's not the usual amount I have at home. You certainly sound as if you are handling your eating a lot better and if you want to track a few days a week then that's OK as well :)

  3. Another blogger once wrote about the food her body wants (healthy) and
    the food her mind wants (trigger, junk, moment on the lips, impulsive)

    I have always thought that was very astute