Week 8 (14 Weeks of Mini-Pledges)

Listen to your internal cues and stop eating when you feel full.

I am so bad at this.  This challenge will be incredibly difficult for me as I’m very much an emotional eater.  I eat when I’m sad, I eat when I’m extremely happy.  I binge eat.  I am obese.  I have major weight issues and illnesses associated with my weight.  However, of all the challenges thus far this is the challenge I MUST take the most seriously.  Even though I’m now eating much less processed food, I am still binge eating at times.  I hoped by doing this challenge that I would lose weight but unsurprisingly that even binging on much healthier options still doesn’t necessarily mean weight loss.

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I also have a real problem stopping when eating a meal, because as most people of my age will remember “you must eat everything on your plate” which would have to be the biggest weight loss challenge we will ever face.  I hate wasting food.  I have that voice in my head saying “finish what is on your plate”.

With this challenge I promise to:

  • Menu plan – the only foods on the menu plan will be clean, unprocessed foods.
  • I will listen to my body and only eat when I am hungry.
  • I will only put a small portion on my plate so that I don’t waste food.
  • I will wait for 30 minutes after a meal before considering seconds.
  • I will only have seconds if I am still hungry after 30 minutes.

Wish me luck…..

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