Sparkpeople Healthy Habits #5 Enigma

Thursday, September 03, 2009

I have found it interesting and contradictory that in the healthy habtis #5 article it says to...
"Stop skipping meals" and the next header says "Eat only when you are hungry"
I have found eating to be forced. I literally have to force myself to eat breakfast and lunch, though breakfast by far is the hardest to get down. I am doing it because I think I should, but I am certainly not eating when I am hungry, I am usually not hungry. I don't snack during the day and fix dinner because I have to fix for others.
Oh dear... I can either develop one habit or the other, not both.
Just found this interesting and as I said, contradictory. But, the truth is in the pudding...I am losing 1-2 lbs a week by eating when I am not hungry.
Go figure!!!

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    I've never been much of a breakfast person myself, but I do love to drink my meals. I've started just having a smoothie in the morning (banana, ice, skim milk and some cinnamon).

    It's sweet and refreshing, and gets some potassium and fiber in, and it also helps me stop from filling up on coffee,I have my two small cups, then I have a smoothie and switch over to water.
    3747 days ago
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    I agree with Don - I have never been a breakfast person, but now am converted. And I found that my hunger cues were so out of whack that paying attention to the basics really helped. In the meantime, congrats on the success of your journey.

    3749 days ago
    I have always been a breakfast person. After not eating for 12 hours I am hungry within 1 hour after arising. And generally eat evry 4-5 hours. Sorry but I've never understood people who don't eat breakfast, but I can still like them. emoticon
    3749 days ago
    I think what SP is driving at is: "Don't skip meals when you are actually hungry as a method for attempting to speed up weight loss." Tuning into one's own hunger cues is a great idea, but most of us have been so OUT of tune with this that paying attention to basic meals, etc becomes important.

    3750 days ago
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