All blog posts should be profound, perfectly formed and at least 500 words long!
But because I’ve been in a bad mood lately, I decided to publish a short and fragmented post today..
It’s been 2.5 months since I committed myself to learning intuitive eating. I’m still very much a beginner, but I’m definitely seeing some positive results: my diet is more varied. That’s because I don’t eat only “safe” foods anymore. I also choose foods based on how much I expect to enjoy them, not just their healthfulness or calorie/fat/carb/protein content.
My first step in intuitive eating was to make peace with food. It means I gave myself permission to eat foods I usually avoid. That’s why I’ve eaten treats almost every day for 2.5 months. I started with ice cream and then proceeded to chocolate, sweets and other “heavy stuff”.
Looks like I’m also uncovering my real food preferences – for instance hot chocolate with whipped cream wasn’t nearly as good as I expected – too greasy! I’ve also been methodical about testing chocolate and I came to the conclusion I like milk chocolate the most – I’m no dark chocolate fan and no amount of research about health benefits of chocolate is going to change that.
And like you can see, Choko M&M:s didn’t impress me much. 🙂
There are still plenty of foods I haven’t experimented with – for instance pizza. I just haven’t felt like eating pizza yet.
My biggest challenge re intuitive eating has been mindless (unconscious) eating – I often find it difficult to calm down enough to focus on tasting and savoring what I eat. Even when I’m not busy, my mind is busy wandering from one thing to another and I often realize I’ve finished my meal and have no idea what it tasted like.
Eating like an automaton is not a recipe for getting satisfaction.
What about my weight?
I think I’ve gained some weight since I started intuitive eating in August.
I can’t say how much exactly, because I haven’t weighed myself for 1,5 months. I also have no intention of weighing myself in near future, because I don’t want to endanger my learning process by hopping on scales – I would probably just start unconsciously restricting my diet if I weighed myself right now.
I think I’m already a bit bored with my daily chocolate bars. When you can eat what you want whenever you want, having chocolate every day is not that interesting.
Thanks for reading my ramblings today!