I have been thinking about something that I heard in an audio book last year, a lot recently. I can’t remember the book, but this phrase really stuck with me.
If there is no physical signal to start eating, there will not be a signal to stop eating.
That was something I hadn’t really thought of before. I just ate when I had time or when it was scheduled into my shift while working retail, or whenever dinner was ready while living at home when I was younger.
Now that I have been working full time at a desk job, most of the time I set my schedule for when I have lunch. However, I still haven’t really been paying attention to when my body is actually hungry. I will just eat because it is convenient or because everyone else is, but not when my body is hungry.
I want to live a healthier lifestyle in 2017 and part of that is listening to my body.
I will attempt to wait until I know that my body is hungry before I start eating. I will listen for the signal to stop eating as well so that I don’t eat too much. I will not let my emotions dictate my eating, but rather listen to the grumblings in my tummy.
How are you going to listen to your body this year?
Are you hoping to live a healthier lifestyle in 2017?