A Good Rule: Only Eat When Calm

by healthyhitsthespot on January 14, 2014 · 6 comments

Good afternoon everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your day! I’m here to share with you my daily eats from yesterday.

Monday

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Monday morning was a little bit emotional for me, so I didn’t have much of an appetite. To put something in my stomach, I mixed a scoop of Protein Powder with water and had that.

I was following the rule of only eating when calm. I heard this on Hungry for Change and it’s stuck with me since. Food doesn’t make your emotions/troubles disappear. It only numbs them for a moment, and then you’re left with your emotions. What really helps is a good cry and someone to talk to. Thankful I had my Mom and my sweet Marco.

After that I took a nice, long, relaxing walk with my Mom.

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When we got home I made us an all fruit & water smoothie using banana, mango, strawberries, and peaches. So yummy!

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For a late lunch, I made Marco and I open faced turkey sandwiches on Ezekiel Bread

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For dinner, my parents made awesome burgers! I skipped the cheese, added tons of veggies, and had a few multi-grain seed chips on the side with lots of salad :)

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My Petite Treat was Fro-Yo with my aunts and cousins for Bachelor night. This was so fun :) We went to Menchies, picked up frozen yogurt, went back to my cousins house, and all cuddled up on the couch watching the Bachelor. There was a glass of wine had too :)

These are the best ways to enjoy dessert <3

I hope you all have a great day! I will see you back here tomorrow with such a yummmmmmmy (and simple) sandwich that I made for lunch today.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Missy Smith January 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I love Menchie’s! I enjoy reading about your food and life in general. I look forward to your posts.

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healthyhitsthespot January 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Awe thanks Missy!

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Simi @ theMicroHarvest.com January 15, 2014 at 6:04 am

That burger plate looks so lovely and amazing – reminds me of summer!! I hope that you were able to have a good cry and are feeling better today. Kudos for listening to what your body really needed… some love & support!

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healthyhitsthespot January 20, 2014 at 7:54 am

Thank you Simi. I definitely felt better after :)

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Sam January 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

I really need to remember this rule of thumb. I am too often guilty of eating emotionally and you’re right, it never actually helps the problem. Only pushes it away for a little bit.

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healthyhitsthespot January 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

Totally, and then you’re still left with the discomfort after (plus the discomfort of food now in your belly – usually too much)

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