Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Intuitive Eating Food Journal

Today I decided to keep a food journal for awhile.  I'm doing this to learn to master "Honor Your Hunger".  I'm still learning my hunger signals, and I really think that this will benefit me to learn Intuitive Eating, even if keeping a food journal may seem counterproductive to my ultimate IE goal.  It really isn't!

This journal is 100% different from my old WW journal.  I will not be judging the quality of my food choices or anything about my food choices at all; All I will be tracking is my hunger level.  I will be using the hunger scale from the last entry, and will be trying to stay between a 3 and a 7.  The only reason that I even am writing down the food instead of just my hunger is that I want to learn which foods keep me satisfied the longest.

Here's how I did today:

Intuitive Eating Food/Hunger Log, June 1st 2011
time (pre-eating hunger level)- food (post-eating hunger level)

8:30am (3)- oatmeal w/ almond milk, applesauce, and peanut butter (5)

10:30am (5)
10:45am (4)

11:00am (3)- Lara Bar (5)

12:45pm (3.5)- watermelon, leftover beans and rice (5)

2:15pm (4)
2:30pm (3)- watermelon and craisins (5)

4:00pm (5)
4:30pm (4)

4:45 (2)- banana (4)

5:30 (3)- chocolate protein bar (5)

6:45 (4)- kale and bean salad, beets, carrots, tortilla chips (7)

8:30 (3)- saltines (5)

10:30pm (3)- wasa and salsa (5)

I really loved tracking my hunger today!  I've definately noticed that if I really listen to my hunger signals 100%, I am a grazer.  I get a little hungry every couple of hours.  So I'm eating a little bit every couple of hours.  I'm sure that you noticed there are no measurements or ammounts in my journal.  That's because I'm really focusing on listening to my hunger, so it's not important to me how much, only that I don't eat too much or too little. 

I'm planning to keep on tracking my hunger in this way until I've fully mastered honoring my hunger.

Entries will close for the 100 Followers Book Giveaway tomorrow (June 2nd) at 5:00pm central time.  This is because I will be at work until that time and won't have time to do the drawing until then.  So if you have not entered the drawing yet, there is still a chance for you!  :-)  I look forward to my first giveaway- Look for the winner tomorrow night!


Mariebop said...

I'm a grazer too. I get hungry every 2-3 hours. If I don't have snacks on hand at work, I'm starving by lunch and then again by the time I get home from work.

Megan said...

I think I'm going to be like you with food once I start IE - grazing. I hope by then I have a job where I can graze!