Ever think about your first thought following a hunger pang?
I can’t be hungry—I just ate. I shouldn’t have any more calories today. Fuck.
How about your first feeling?
Worry. Anger. Despair.
I invite you to experiment with honoring your hunger. This is your body working as it was designed to do, and this is you, receiving a message.
I may have eaten recently, but I guess I could use something else. Rather than counting calories, I’m going to try to attend to my body’s signals and have that be my eating guide. Woo-hoo!
It’s likely that you’ll eat more frequently throughout the day. It’s also likely that you’ll begin to eat less on each occasion. Because, with each “woo-hoo” experience, you’re learning to respect your hunger, which teaches you, among other things, how to respect your satiety.