I've been trying to take an intuitive, common-sense approach to getting healthier (I have quite a bit of weight to lose): eating only when I'm actually *hungry* (as opposed to at an accustomed mealtime, or out of habit, stress, or frustration), and only until I'm no longer hungry (as opposed to feeling "full").
I eat whatever I'm craving, and as much as it takes to not feel hungry, whether that's a little or a lot.
I try to eat mindfully, and really pay attention to the sensory experience of eating.
So far, it's going really well.
I feel great, and my clothes are already getting loose.
(No clue about pounds lost, I don't do scales.)
With all of that said, I do notice that I am eating very little food, overall.
I tend not to be hungry until 11am or so, when I typically eat a very small lunch which generally satisfies me until supper, which tends to be on the smallish side, too. If I get hungry, I snack, but that rarely happens.
My question is this:
Can I trust my hunger cues (or lack thereof), or am I wrecking my metabolism, by suddenly, dramatically cutting my food intake?
I never let myself get truly hungry without eating, so I never feel deprived, but I don't want to do my body a disservice while I'm trying to get healthier, either!
Could my hunger cues have been thrown off-kilter by my bad eating habits over the last few years? (Before that, I was always a big eater, but thin- I didn't gain weight until post dc, when I started stress-eating.)
Please advise, Mamas!
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