A focus on conscious living helps me to stay in contact with how I feel in relation to my appetite.
If I am thirsty, I drink. If I am hungry, I eat. Eating slowly prevents me from consuming too much food.
I eat only the amount it takes for me to feel satisfied.
Setting aside a proper time and place to eat also helps me to avoid overeating. At mealtime, I make a plate of food and try to relax at the table. Taking my time and chewing carefully ensures that I eat only the amount of food that my body needs at the time.
How I set up my meals largely determine whether I over-eat. Therefore, I am consistent about my mealtimes, snack very little, and choose small portions of healthy foods.
I eat slowly and savor each mouthful. I find that when I take the time to really enjoy the flavors, I can feel satisfied even when I eat less. Eating slowly also gives my body time to send signals to my brain that I have eaten enough so I can feel full with less food.
Today, I vow to eat only enough food to sustain me while still thoroughly enjoying my meals. My goal is to stave off hunger without overeating.
- Do I overeat? If so, under what circumstances?
- How can I organize my life to encourage me to eat consciously?
- What would help me be more aware of my portion sizes at mealtime?