One of the reasons that I included "Tracking calories" in my list was because when I would stop tracking, I noticed that I would gain weight. However, I recently realized that every single time I stopped tracking happened to coincide with traveling. Convenient, right? Surprising that I gained weight? I think not.
Well, after that revelation, I decided to track calories while traveling. The result? I gained weight. Surprising? Really, not at all.
So the other day, I decided to try to NOT track calories (gasp!) while I'm home, and under 'normal' circumstances (no holidays, etc). I want to see if I can in fact listen to my body (double gasp, falter) and try to eat sensibly without keeping track of every morsel of food I consume. My only two requirements:
- I can't eat something simply because I know that I don't have to 'count it'. I have to pretend that I will still 'count it' even if I am not.
- I have to try to really listen to my body and try to respect it: truly hungry or bored/tired/anxious etc?
I really wanted to get on board with the whole "Intuitive Eating" movement way back when it started about 10+ yrs ago. I even saw one of the dieticians who co-wrote the eponymous book. Did I learn to eat 'intuitively'? No. But there are countless bloggers and dare I say 'regular' people who do this every single day. Once again I aspire to join their ranks.
Finally, there's one thing I do know about normal eating...
|Normal: Sharing your sandwich with your cheeky cat on a road trip|