Eating to Satisfaction

This has been one of the hardest skills for me to learn.

I have been practicing for a few years. I can now mostly get it right.

I still eat a few bites too much occasionally.

And I’m much more aware of it now than I used to be.

I consider myself to be an expert on this subject.

I have tried many different ways of approaching this. Georgie Fear, RD, coined the term “eating just enough” in her book Lean Habits.

This looks different for everyone.

Finding your “satisfied” with food is something that may come naturally to you and if it does – kudos! I envy you.

Other skills may be more challenging (isn’t variety the spice of life?).

I think this skill is harder for those of us who consume our food more quickly. It’s known that the brain takes about 10 minutes to get signals from the GI tract to let it know that food is being (or, in my case, has been) consumed.

Eating more slowly (which is difficult when you’re practicing being hungry prior to each meal…meals may seem more urgent, especially if you’re not doing any thought work about why you feel urgency).

Are you eating until satisfied? Or past that?

Let’s stay in touch.

1 thought on “Eating to Satisfaction”

  1. I find this to be my biggest struggle! Smaller plate, I just get seconds-3rds…till I sigh, I just take that as a power nap…portion control and limits is now with meal prep and focus on eating only ONE container per meal.

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