But I can dig deep and remember what I ate yesterday.....the first day of a long holiday weekend AND my mom's birthday. This is in NO WAY meant to be a diet plan or recommendation! It's just a voyeuristic view of what I ate on a day filled with ALL the temptations, socializing and fun.
Over the next hour and a half the kids and parents and cousins trickled down.
I had another cup of coffee and whipped up breakfast.
10:00am: a slice of quiche, a croissant and some fresh fruit.
Noon: We went to the park to play basketball and then walked downtown in the sun. It was a really beautiful day. Grabbed an iced herbal tea while others grabbed more coffee and cinnamon buns, etc. I had no interest. Not hungry. Didn't think twice about it.
Update: After our walk we watched a movie and I had a couple of small handfuls of Mini Eggs. Totally forgot it when I first wrote the post....
2:00pm: Decided to make lunch for everyone. Large wooden boards of veggies, crackers, cheese, and local meats. I had 1-2 small side plates of food. It was SOOOOO good - this is my favourite way to eat - but after two small plates I was full so I stopped.
4:00pm: Cocktail time! We headed back to the park. I poured myself a glass of wine to bring with (no judgement:). BUT, I didn't really feel like drinking it, so I sipped on it, chatted with friends and ended up bringing most of it home.
6:00pm: My mom requested Thai food for her birthday so we ordered up a feast. After another run up to the park to grab the kids, it was time to eat. It was (again) so delicious. I had a small plate and then went back for another serving of the dishes I really loved. I stopped when I felt moderately full. Had half a beer. Again, not feelin it (What's wrong with me?? NO idea. I'm typically a booze hound:)
7:30pm: Tea and a slice of my mom's birthday cake.
11:00pm: totally exhausted. I'm usually a late-night kinda gal but feeling like I just want to crawl into bed. My throat starts to hurt a bit and I can feel a cold coming on (so THAT's what's going on with me!!!).
I ate everything I could ever want. All my favourites.
Never felt stuffed.
Never felt bloated or tired.
Digestion felt great.
Drank plenty of water and moved my body and got some sunshine.
Never tempted to eat the plethora of chocolate, cookies, holiday treats, etc., lying around.
No backlash or "what the hell" eating.
Not a perfect, instagram-able #cleaneats situation but I had no anxiety or angst or deprivation.
My weight is stable - holidays don't affect me.
Never stressed about what was the healthiest or best or least fattening and ate a decent mix of veggies, whole grains, and protein, with some sugar and dairy mixed in.
I slept well and woke up with a sore throat but, otherwise, I felt great.
And I would NEVER have thought about what I ate ever again if it weren't for writing this post.
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