Health and Fitness

Habit 3: Eat Healthy | Stop Eating When The Hunger is Gone

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.

4 Comment

  1. I wish I could do this, but just thinking about it is already making me sad. Hahaha. But I’m sure that I have to start soon, though. Intermittent fasting sounds interesting, but I can’t imagine missing a meal. Hahaha. Nice that being mindful has affected the other habits you’re trying to make. :)

  2. Seriously, how are you doing all that without wanting to empty your refrigerator after a mere hour or two???? I am such an unhealthy eater that I eat like 10 times a day (not full meals for each, of course, but still). Can’t wait to see how you look now! :)

    1. I grew even bigger from when we last saw each other. I think I’m back to how I was before. Hahaha. Let’s wait a few more months.

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