Woohoo! We made it through week one! I'm so proud of everyone.
As I mentioned before, I encourage you to take a little quiet time for yourself. Get up a little earlier or stay up a little later if need be. However you can fit it in, grab a warm cuppa and take a few minutes to write out your responses.
For today's journal I want everyone to take a hard look at their eating habits. Just like any other habit sometimes they're good and sometimes they need a little work!
What are your eating habits? Do you eat at a certain time every day? Do you eat meals or graze through the day? Are you eating when you're hungry? Are you eating past full to uncomfortable? Are you focusing on nourishing your body or strictly focusing on what tastes good? Are you only focused on nourishing your body (or some other goal) and not caring about food's taste? Are you afraid of hunger? Are you ignoring your hunger? Do you remember what real hunger feels like? Do you finish your plate just because it's there or do you stop when you're full? Do you eat out of boredom, stress, anger, sadness, or simply because it's 'time' to eat? Do you eat to celebrate? Do you eat out of peer pressure?
Start with these questions and go where it takes you. Take a hard, real look at your habits. Again, no bashing, only self-love and self-care here.
I'd like us all to focus this week on getting back in touch with our bodies' natural hunger and fullness cues. It's amazing how out of touch we can become, especially if we've been on the diet yo-yo in the past. Pay attention to your body. Learn to listen to it again. Before you eat ask yourself: Am I actually hungry or am I just eating for some other reason? When you're eating pay close attention to when you are full. Try not to dictate to yourself what you think you 'should' be doing and just listen to what your body is telling you.
I know it sounds simplistic, but as someone who had completely lost touch I cannot stress enough how important this is.
Re-visit your journal throughout the week to check in with yourself.
HUGS. Again, I'm so proud of you all!