MORNING: You wake up in the morning still feeling full from the binge you had last night. You're not hungry, because your body still feels like it's digesting the food from the binge you had last night.
You feel lethargic, almost hung over from the food you ate. You're very upset you ate so much and you feel tremendous guilt about it. You slowly get dressed in an outfit that feels too tight and you berate yourself for feeling so fat....... And then you go off to work.
A couple hours later your stomach starts rumbling. You’re not sure if you’re still digesting the food binge or if you’re really hungry.
Since you’re dragging a bit you decide to get a little sugary pick me up and you go to the employee break room, where they always have coffee cake and cranberry muffins sitting on a counter.
You walk in and grab a very small piece of the coffee cake, because you’re telling yourself you have to watch your calories today after eating so much last night. You walk away feeling un-satisfied, because it tasted good and you wanted to eat more.
AFTERNOON: Your coworkers invite you to lunch and they want to go to this cute funky place that's known for their higher fat foods.
Since you decided to start your diet today you're reluctant to say yes, because it will infringe on the diet you just started and it will be hard for you to select a low fat meal at the restaurant they all want to go to. You fret about what to do or what excuse to make and then you decide to be polite and join them.
When you sit down at the restaurant you mull over the menu agonizing about what to order that won't be so fattening. Everyone has made their selection and they are waiting on you.
Finally you go for the salad and ask the waiter to leave off most of the trimmings (bacon bits, cashews, croutons). You don't feel good or satisfied, because you made a food choice you really didn't want.
Your coworkers order appetizers in addition to their main meals (fried zucchini sticks & dip) and they say to you "Try some, they're super good."
You gracefully decline, "No thanks, I'm on a diet." They say, "Oh come on, just one." You say, "No really, I'll just wait for my salad."
You yearn to try a couple of those deliciously looking fried zucchini sticks, because they look awesomely good, but you'd rather deprive and punish yourself for the binge you had last night.
When your salad arrives at your table.................................
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INTUITIVE EATER (SAME EXACT DAY)
You wake up in the morning and eat as soon as you’re hungry. You know what you’re hungry for and you go for it. You naturally and instinctively know the portions that will be just right for you and your body and you fix that meal.
You feel light and energetic and the dress you chose to wear looks super cute and slips right on….. And then you go off to work.
A couple hours later your stomach starts rumbling. You know that you want a tasty snack. You are so in touch with your body that you know exactly “what” you want to eat and exactly “how much” you want to eat, so that you’re still hungry when your lunch break comes around.
You select a small bag of mixed nuts, apple slices and turkey jerky from the vending machine and you feel “oh so” satisfied.
AFTERNOON: Your coworkers invite you to lunch and they want to go to this cute funky place that is known for their higher fat foods.... you happily accept. No anguishing over whether or not you'll be able to order the foods that are on your diet.
As you sit down at the restaurant, you already know what your in the mood for before you even check out the menu. You decide to go for the salad with all the tirmmings (bacon bits, cashews, croutons).
You feel good because you made a food choice that is totally satisfying and exactly what your body needs and wants, right now.
Your coworkers order appetizers in addition to their main meals (fried zucchini sticks & dip) and they say to you "Try some, they're super good." You gladly try 3 of the peppery sticks with the dip and they are super good, so you savor the taste and say, "Thank you, they're awesome."
You know that's all you wanted because your salad with all the trimmings is on its way and you are excited about that. Three zucchini sticks and dip were just appetizing enough to hold you until it arrives.
When your salad arrives at your table..................................
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