I began to think that perhaps I should lose a few pounds. I wanted to lose weight but I didn't want to go on a diet as I love food too much. I simply couldn't bear the thought of cutting out particular food items. Moreover, I didn't want to make time to increase the amount of exercise I already do.
So I Googled around and started reading about the concept of intuitive eating. And Britain's very own Paul McKenna kept cropping up. I loathe this man for no real reason other than his presenting style, but he espouses some incredibly commonsense eating principles. And I am following them to the letter:
- When You Are Hungry, Eat
- Eat What You Want, Not What You Think You Should
- Eat Consciously And Enjoy Every Mouthful
- When You Think You Are Full, Stop Eating
So far I've lost 17lbs and am still losing. Incredible really, considering I'm eating full fat everything and have excluded nothing from my "diet", not even ice cream (which I eat most nights) and chocolate and certainly not carbs.
At the end of the day, "eating when hungry, eating slowly, and stopping when full" means I'm probably eating a third or more less than I used to. And that, it seems, makes all the difference.