26 Jan 2011

Update on yesterdays experiment in eating what I want when I want

So, my attempt at eating 'what I want when I want' bombed massively. Who'd have thought it'd be so hard to follow your instincts? I ended up basically eating what I always eat and I was pretty sure of the calorie content of most of the things I ate. I even ate at the times I generally eat (according to a self-imposed 'eating schedule' that I've stuck to pretty much since I was 16 - 8 years). My single concession to the experiment, was a spontanious capaccino.

I have a theory that it was harder to be spontanious because I was at work, where I have quite a standard routine. So I'm going to try again on Friday, when I've taken the day off and have also planned to go to the cinema at the time I normally have my dinner, which should compel me to mix things up a bit. Fingers crossed I'll do better this time.


  1. I'm trying the intuitive eating thing lately, too. And hey, it's hard. But it's not like we can just jump right into the world and be normal, healthy eaters without even thinking about the calories, fat content, ingredients in something.. We've gone for so long obsessing that it's normal to think these things. The thing is, we've just got to allow ourselves to push away these very restrictive boundaries we have set with food types and eating times, etc.. It's going to take some hard work on your part and some time, but you will get there. Just try not to restrict, and eventually your body will tell you what it wants :)
    <3 Haley

  2. I have the opposite problem, I've tended to binge on days when I've tried to eat "what I want, when I want." I think it's because I haven't really tuned into my body yet and realized what it's asking for, when it's asking for it, and how much it wants. I think I'm going to go pick up a copy of that book, it sounds very helpful! I can't wait to hear about your visit to the cinema and how your Friday plans went!!!