Out of control hunger
How do we know when we are listening to our body and not our mind?
Date: 7/26/2006 5:07:53 PM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 2582 times
Today between 9:30am and 1pm I was super hungry. At first I had a bowl of soup but then I needed another and another (spaced out to give me time to feel full). I was getting worried because I didn't want to reverse all the hard work I accomplished over my fast.
I went to fitday.com to figure out my calorie intake and it was reasonable so I decided to eat if I was hungry. I also continued to drink plenty of water. I had four bowls of soup total (1/2 to 3/4 cup each) and a small serving of fruit (less than 1/2 a cup).
Quite suddenly about 10 minutes after the last bowl it relented. In fact now I feel full and very content. A headache that was starting this morning is gone. I don't think any more soup is on the horizon but I'm not beating myself up over wanting food either. I feel like I'm having MC withdrawl symptoms ggg.
The reason I'm posting this is because I was sure my hunger was all about lack of self control but now realize I was just listening to what my body needed. The soup is very healthy and has no meat or extra fat. It is easy for me to second guess myself when I'm so afraid of failure but as Seunim has reminded me a couple of times, what we think we become. I think I'm doing great and will continue this journey toward health without any self-sabotage.
I can do it!
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