Ever had one of those weeks that totally throws you for a doozy? You plan it all out, when you’re going to hit the gym, where you’re going to dinner and what’s for dinner. Then, BAM… life happens! Instead of celebrating the holiday weekend with your family you end up spending Saturday at work, coming home to a pile of laundry with endless hours of ironing, and the truck on all fours with your husband underneath.
#Realtalk, this weekend I missed the days of Easter egg hunts for Grandma’s $10 egg and the new summer swim suit waiting for me in the hand knit Easter Basket I had since I was born… where did the time go?!
Nevertheless, if there was going to be a challenging weekend to stick to our April Cl-Eating Challenge, this one was it! When dealing with #adult #firstworldproblems, I recognized an important difference between Mr. CEO and I. When push comes to shove and (pardon my French) S&*T hit’s the fan, I turn to food while my better half turns his frustration into determination and perseverance.
For instance, coming home on an empty stomach to the commotion that was the Shaw House Saturday afternoon found me face first in the fresh baked bread and home roasted almonds I made before I left earlier that morning.
Three avocado toasts later and a darn near 1/2 cup of almonds (yep, I said it… nearly 800 calories of that duo!) I put myself in a food coma there was no way of escaping! Remember guys, as I said before I’m human too! Dietitian or not, I know what I should be eating to fuel my body. Though I didn’t deviate from the Cl-Eating plan, I did diverge from my personal goal to eat more mindfully.
Mindful eating is really actually quite simple. I refer to it also as intuitive eating, though there are a few slight variations. Basically, think of a newborn baby. When they’re hungry, they cry for food. They may drink half a bottle, a full bottle and some, or perhaps just a sip or two; point being, they regulate their satiety based on their internal, intuitive eating system. Somewhere in society today we’ve lost that intuitive eating skill, this dietitian included!
So, with a week of trial and error (and a whole lot of almonds, fruit and yogurt in my belly), I invite you to join me this week as I focus on my personal goal of “returning to my intuitive eating self”. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but I promise you it will be worth it! Feel free to #springeating with all your yummy food ideas this week!
Stay tuned for a simple oven roasted mixed nut recipe (it’ll save you a ton of $) and the fitness plans Mr. CEO and I have been working on coming this week!