I stayed for the meeting. The leader discussed crazy hungry and over stuffed. She said we should eat in the middle of the two. Eat when you first start feeling hungry and stop for a few minutes after you eat half of your food. If you decided you are satisfied or no more hungry pains, then stop but if not eat half of what is left and repeat the process. Now I have to admit this sounds simple enough but I had never thought of it. I usually wolf down as much food as I can and 30 minutes later I don't even remember what I ate.
She also talked about and the other members discussed how to recognize physical hunger. I honestly am not sure I've ever experienced it. This week I'm going to
- wait until I feel physical hunger
- make healthy choices
- slow my eating down and actually taste the food
- eat half, wait, assess if I'm still hungry, if so, eat half or all if necessary.
- eat until satisfied not stuffed (this will be a major victory)
She also talked about how core foods can help fill up us and keep us full longer. Great meeting.
Thanks to all of y'all for hanging in here with me. It means more than I can verbalize. Consider yourself hugged. Have a great day.