Two weeks ago, I tried to be more mindful of my hunger. Before this, I ate like a domesticated goldfish. When I see food available, I eat, even if I’m not hungry and until my stomach can’t take any more food.
My goal was to eat healthier. But I don’t know how to cook, so meal planning and prepping is out of the question for now. I decided to start slow and simple.
Whenever I eat, I now try to deliberately check if I don’t feel hungry anymore, then I stop. I don’t wait until I feel stuffed. I read somewhere that after we’re actually full, it takes 20 minutes before it registers in our brains. I didn’t fact-check that, but it seems true.
I didn’t struggle much with Habit 3, but sometimes I forget to be on the watch because I am so used to eating a specific amount of food in a length of time. I didn’t take on a new habit until the practice became automatic.
I don’t know if I’m losing size because of this ’cause I’m also working out. But I do feel better in the sense that I don’t feel bloated and sleepy after meals anymore. I also noticed that I’ve been eating slower as I’m trying to be more mindful.
This week, I’m trying out intermittent fasting. Put simply, it’s eating within a window of time. On and off, I’ve already started by not eating breakfast but I wasn’t strict with it. I’ll post an update next week.