100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS--DAY 37
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6,2013
I LOVE TO EAT!
Do you love to eat? YES
If you're like a lot of people, you love to cook, love to share food with others, and just plain likee food! Perhaps you tend to wolf down your favorite meals and then reach for seconds because the food is so good. Maybe after finishing a huge meal, you roll away from the table feeling stuffed but satisfied because you simply loved eating.
First of all, it's perfectly okay to love eating and to appreciate good food. But you need to recognize there's a big difference between appreciating the flavors of your food and liking the way you feel as you eat it. When you say you love to eat, you may simply be providing an excuse for using food to appease some of your emotional needs.
WHAT DO YOU REALLY LOVE?
Think about what you love about food. Are you sure that it's the flavor and the aroma? Or is it possible that you enjoy the sensations of eating more than the food itself?
When you chomp down on a huge steak or you tackle a gaint plate of spaghetti, what do you notice most? Are you hooked on the taste, or are you delighting more in the texture of the food? Perhaps you enjoy swallowing and you like the way the bites feel as they slide down your throat.
It's possible that it's not the food that you love.
Instead, maybe you crave experiences around food, such as eating while you're wating sports on TV. Or when life feel unhappy or difficult, you can make your problems fade away by eating, drinking, and laughing along with other people.
Are there particular times of day when you love to eat?
YES, IN THE EVENING!
Have you ever noticed whether you love food more during the evening than in the early morning? YES
If so, you might be using food to meet an emotional need, such as reward at the end of the day.
You don't have to stop "loving to eat." Just make sure you take time to appreciate the flavors and textures of what you love. Remember to savor your meals and to pay special attention to the first two bites of any food. Decide whether some of your favorite desserts are truly special or if they're just ordinary, and that sometimes you could skip them.
**Make a list of foods you absolutely love.
**Explore what you love about these foods. Consider the flavor and texture as well as the settings
where you typically eat them.
***PIZZA & SPAGHETTI I LOVE THE SAUCE, LOVE SAUCY FOODS.
CHICKEN I LOVE IT JUICY AND MADE ANYWAY, BBQ SPECIALLY. LOVE HOT WINGS
MASH POTATOES & CORN LOTS OF BUTTER.
HOT DOG WRAPS
**In addition to the flavors of good food, notice other things that you love about eating. Is it possible
that what you love isn't related to the food at all? Record your in sights in your notebook.
***I EAT BECAUSE I'M BORED!
ALSO WHEN I'M STRESSED OUT!