Another day, another workout and another day to practice mindfulness in my eating habits. I believe that I did extremely well yesterday with balancing three moderate, yet healthy meals with pushing through periods of slight hunger in-between.
What I find is that the times I feel most hungry are the times that I just finish eating a meal. Although I know that I just ate a good amount of food there is something inside me after that meal that is saying, “Go, Go, Go”! This feeling can last up to about 30 minutes after the meal but quickly goes away. Being mindful is knowing that this happens and also knowing not to take action by eating more when this feeling occurs. I am not going to lie, the feelings are strong and making the effort to not give into these primal urges is not easy.
It is my own wheels through inertia that try to keep pushing me forward to find a sugary snack, or more carbs that drive me crazy after each meal. I know it although I may not understand it but I know how to control it. By being consistent in not feeding the beast inside those things that he craves I also know that it won’t take long before the beast understands the limitations of the amount of calories he is taking in. I develop better brakes to slow down those wheels in motion to bring them to a stop and release those cravings to a minimum.
When I make it through that initial 30 minute period after a meal I claim victory over my own body and mind. It is always I who is in charge of both. Techniques like drinking more water and having a cup of tea after a meal seems to satisfy my hunger to an extent while also providing needed H20 to assist with the digestion of the meal I just ate.
There are many things we call practice in our lives, but it is the practice of self control that leads to success in discovering a better way to feel about ourselves. With just a minimum amount of exercise each day and being mindful throughout the day about the foods we eat we are practicing control over our own beings. It is always consistency that is the key to moving just a small step forward each day. Time passes and without even noticing we find ourselves in a much better place.
Blood Sugar- 97, Weight- 191.4
Distance- 1.17 miles
Time- 20:00 minutes
Calories Burned- 125.7