Hi guys, how we doing today? Good? Ready to Think Out Loud? I know I am!
What seems to be one of the biggest diet trends right about now? No I don't mean the were-wolf diet or the five-bite diet (research them if you don't know what I'm talking about-they're hilarious)I'm talking about eating intuitively.
I have a few things to blame (well not really blame, but a few factors that I think have caused this) of course the main one is school. You don't have a choice when you eat at school- there are bells and they signal your food times and you deal with it (unless you are like a few boys in my year who smuggle sandwiches into classes).
How much, is yet another point (although doesn't apply to me any more, cooking my own meals). As kids we have meals placed in front of us that dictate the amount of food we can eat. We haven't cooked this meal. Someone with a whole separate body to us has- who has no idea how hungry/ not hungry we are and then might continue to tell us to eat everything on the plate. Now, as children we are pretty smart and do seem to stop when full/ keep going when hungry, but as we grow older and this other body cooking our meals, continues to cook our meals, clearing the plate is considered polite, no matter what level of hunger you are feeling before hand.
So- can you blame me for not being an intuitive eater?
I think as soon as I have more freedom in my life and am in control of my schedule a bit more (does that ever really happen?) that I will try this whole eating when you truly want to thing, but until then I guess I will stick to the scheduled times of breakfast, lunch and dinner that have been drilled into me my entire life. At least I have control over how much I get (because anyone cooking for my stomach would likely find it quite difficult to satisfy the hunger.)
What are your thoughts?
Do you eat intuitively?
Do you eat at set times during the day?
Are you a super hungry beast like me?
Thanks Spoons for the awesome link-up! I hope everyone has a great day! :D