Two questions that I often get are; “what should I eat?” and “how much should I eat?”. I love when I get questions from my clients, like here; “how many eggs can I eat for breakfast?”. Continue to read to learn more about how much to eat, without using a scale or counting calories.
First of all I think it’s important to start from where you are at. It will not work to make drastic changes.
Because, when you like to make long term changes, and live a healthy lifestyle you need to find a way to eat that will always work. You need to learn what foods to eat, and in which amounts. Because then, you’ll take care of yourself in any given situation.
When you start to do step-by-step changes however, you’ll implement new habits that will become your behavior. Your behavior is what you just do, without thinking. So imagine, you’ll just eat healthy without thinking!
Eating healthy, without being hungry or wanting to eat non-stop…or without eating too much the whole time…
What is also very important to consider is bio-individuality. Meaning what works for someone else, doesn’t mean it works for you and vice verse. Similarly, you need to find a method of healthy eating habits that fits into your lifestyle. As a fully occupied mum for example, you want to find a healthy eating regime that fits into your life situation.
What honestly is very important, and what really makes a huge difference, is to find motivation to do yourself. Instead of just being told.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Because, when you know what to eat and why; of course that will make you feel different! Compared to if you were told “eat exactly as of this diet with 1300 calories only, and you’ll lose x number of kilos in only 2 weeks.”
#I don’t like that mindset #that’s crazy #I’m sorry, but I’m not sorry #Please let me guide you to something better, to something healthier, and something that will make you happier!
So, what can you do?
1. Eat the right type of foods
2. Eat in the right amounts
3. Listen into your own body, and adjust accordingly
1/4 of the plate with protein
1/4 of the plate with good types of carbohydrates
1/2 of the plate with vegetables
Or Measure With Your Hand:
1 palm of protein
1 Fist of vegetables
1 Cupped Hand of carbohydrates
1 Thumb of fat
Some final valuable food for thought:
- How do you feel after the meal? Full and satisfied, or hungry and “in mood of something” shortly after?
- How many hours do you stay full? Are you energized and awake?
- Is your stomach and gut happy, and at ease? Or is it bloated?
- Are you at your desired weight? Or is your eating regime making you lose weight, or is it making you gain weight?
- Do you have energy during your workouts?
Depending on your answers, you may change your food intake accordingly.
As a client of mine by the way, you are supported with the above. And you also get daily feedback on your food dairy. Which I think is really fantastic and valuable actually.
Please remember, you’re supposed to feel better from the lifestyle changes you’re making. Not more stressed.
You’re supposed to feel amazing from the lifestyle you’re living. Take the opportunities to nourish your gut and brain every day, dear beloved one.
How do you relate to this topic? Please share, I’d love to hear from you!