It’s time to recap year 2011!
When I look back, I can more or less neatly divide the year 2011 in three parts.
The first part of my year lasted from January to early June and it could be called “Going strong”. I became a regular exerciser and gained lots of extra energy. My moods improved and I even lost some weight, as witnessed by my weight loss progress photos.
The second phase of my year (“Becoming an intuitive eater”) started in June, when I admitted I’m not happy with my relationship to food and eating. Even though I was eating better than before, I often felt stressed out and spent too much time worrying about how healthy my diet is and whether I’m eating too little of this or too much of that.
I started reading about intuitive eating on the Internet and finally bought Tribole and Resch’s book on intuitive eating. I was tired of the dieting mentality, so I decided to give intuitive eating a try.
One of my biggest insights during this phase was that I can (learn to) trust my body when it comes to how much I eat and what I eat. I don’t need external diet rules to regulate my eating. Also, my diet doesn’t need to be perfect all the time [Read more…]