It's definately not as easy as it sounds...
Eat when hungry. Stop eating when satisfied.
Seems simple, doesn't it?
Weight Watchers was easier. I'm almost 100% sure that the reason that WW was easier for me than IE has been is that I have been dieting since I was 11, so that's fifteen years. Fifteen years of doing anything regularly will not be easy to give up.
I do still believe that Intuitive Eating will be worth it in the end.
I don't want to track my food forever. I don't want to worry about food and exercise forever.
I just want to be one of those lucky people who gets to eat whatever they want and not gain weight!
Is that too much to ask for?
IE says "No, it's not too much to ask for. In fact, if you follow the guidelines in this book, you will be one of those lucky people eventually."
So... I'm working on it.
It's a struggle, but I'm going to power through!
Tonight, I'm going out to eat with some family. And we're going to On The Border, which has some outstanding vegan options, as most Mexican places do.
I'm planning to order the vegetable fajita with avocado! Then we're going to see Bad Teacher, which looks hilarious to me. Should be a fun night.
My plan for eating out: Enjoy it. Focus on the conversation more than the food. Savor each bite, there is no reason to overeat on the tortilla chips just because the others do... I don't go out to eat often, this is very rare, so I am going to enjoy it. :-)