However, I have had a breakthrough with my quest to Eat Like A Thin Person Buffy Style (ELATPBS). The last few days I have been pretty much forced to eat out daily, as part of my new job.
For whatever reason, that has motivated me to make healthier decisions the rest of the day as well as helped me to tune in to my hunger levels.
For the most part, every meal that I've eaten this week has had leftover food at the end. This feels very Buffy to me, since I never once saw her just pig out. She ate when hungry, and stopped when full. This is a hard concept for a food addict (such as myself) to grasp.
|No time for food addiction! |
Not when there are vampires around.
I'm still working on it. I've been trying to master this concept for over a decade now. Why is it so hard to eat only when hungry, and to stop when full?
I think that there are a couple of reasons for this.
One is that most of us live by a schedule, and must eat when it's convenient. So if one had an 8 to 5 job, it makes since to eat breakfast before work, lunch during the lunch hour, and dinner some time in the evening. Hungry or not, because you KNOW that your next chance to eat won't be until several hours later. So ideally, your body will adapt to this schedule and you will end up actually being hungry at these specified times. But that is not always the case.
Another is that food has become more than just fuel for many of us. Eating is also an activity. Something to fill time with. Something that is as enjoyable a hobby as anything else. Cooking and baking are great hobbies! Eating may not be such a great thing to have on your "hobby" list. But it really has become a fun pastime for many of us, including me. I enjoy eating. Worse, I enjoy OVEReating.
|You enjoy... overeating??!! Huh?|
Anyway, my point is that I'm fat but I'm sick of dieting, because clearly dieting is not the solution, seeing as I've been dieting since I was a kid and still have ended up as an overweight adult. I don't believe in dieting anymore. So I've hopped off of the diet bandwagon, and have jumped on the "Eat when hungry. Stop when full. Choose healthy foods when possible, and use your head to figure out what 'healthy' means for you. Oh yeah, also exercise a lot" train. That train makes more sense to me.
It will possibly be a long and hard road to lose this weight, but I'm optimistic that keeping it off won't be as big of a chore (and apparent impossibility) this time. I'm ready to be naturally thin.
I'll be back soon with an episode recap for "The Harvest" and another ELATPBS update. Thanks for reading!!!
|I hate Luke.|