It’s not about eating as little as possible, or strictly controlling what you eat! Those things feed obsessive thinking and often lead to overeating in the long run.
A good day with food leaves you feeling “just right”—in your body, in your energy, in your mood.
To feel “just right” in your body, wait to eat until you feel some genuine physical hunger—let your fuel tank run low—this resets your system and helps you eat from your body’s needs, not from your head. Choose foods your body craves, foods you’ll find emotionally satisfying as well.
To feel “just right” in your energy, balance veggies, protein, healthy fats and carbs, and stop eating before you feel full. There’s a point before full where you’re satisfied, no longer hungry—look for that moment and pause. Stop there if you can. Eating too much makes us sluggish, so go slow and pay attention to body sensations.
To feel “just right” in your mood, take the focus off criticizing your weight and your body and instead respect and honor it and the signals it sends you — if it’s hungry, eat; if it’s satisfied, stop; and celebrate each time you hear and follow its guidance. You’ll be eating the way naturally lean people do, and over time, it will become a habit.
To feel joy in the morning, resolve to listen to and follow your body’s guidance on food. As you do, your confidence will grow and you’ll be able to look forward to each day with anticipation and pleasure.
If this seems impossible, if you have difficulty doing it, or if you can’t seem to hear the signals, there’s always help available. Schedule a complimentary conversation with me >> Click to Schedule
Wishing you many a joyful morning!