Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Normal Eating

ok. something from tonights lecture.

Normal eating is being able to eat when you are hungry and continue until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough of it; not just stop eating because you think you should. Normal eating is being able to use some moderated constraint in your food selection to get the right food, but not being so restrictive that you miss out on pleasurable foods. Normal eating is giving yourself permission to eat sometimes because you are happy, sad or bored, or just because it feels good. Normal eating is three meals a day, most of the time, but it can be choosing to munch along. It is leaving some cookies on the plate because you know you can have some again tomorrow, or it is eating more now because they taste wonderful when they are fresh. Normal eating is overeating at times;feeling stuffed and uncomfortable. It is also under eating at times and wishing you had more. Normal eating is trusting you body to make up for your mistakes in eating. Normal eating takes up some of your time and attention, but keeps its place as only one important area of your life. In short, normal eating is flexible. It varies in response to your emotions, hours, schedule, your hunger, and your proximity to food.

Remember that you don't have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. Progress, not perfection is what counts. It is the whole diet, not just one individual meal or snack.

here's to healthy eating. :)


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