I have issues with aspiring to eat like other people. Not necessarily real people, either. This probably comes from reading so many food blogs and watching way too much TV.
I struggle between wanting to eat like the Gilmore Girls and wanting to eat like Angela from Oh She Glows.
Two extremely different eating styles.
On the one hand, if I could eat like Lorelai or Rory Gilmore, I could eat copious amounts of fast, frozen, and/or junk food any time I was hungry for it and stay healthy and beautiful.
On the other hand, if I could eat like Angela Liddon, I could cook all of my meals and snacks from scratch and eat it any time I was hungry for it and stay healthy and beautiful.
These are my two different eating personalities. And yes, I do think that when it comes to eating, I have multiple personalities. And my eating personalities can change a few times a day sometimes.
Mostly though, I want to be able to eat whatever I want and still stay healthy and beautiful. That seems to be the only simularity between the two styles.
I still love eating junk food. I eat chips, snack cakes, and pizza often. "Food".
But I also LOVE eating healthy food! I love to cook! I love to experiment in the kitchen! I love it when I discover new healthy and whole foods that I enjoy.
It is my belief that the only way that I can continue on this combined path (junk food PLUS healthy home-cooked food) without gaining weight is to track my calorie intake.
The only problem with this scenario is that I want to some day be an intuitive eater, meaning that I eat ONLY when actually hungry and stop when satisfied and never track my calories.
Which means that one day I will no longer eat junk food regularly, thus saying goodbye to my Gilmore Girls eating personality entirely.
For now, the eating style that I choose is all my own. I am eating junk food daily, plus cooking healthy meals regularly and eating it daily. I track my calories on My Fitness Pal. I try to only eat when actually hungry, but still have issues stopping when satisfied.
And I'm healthy! And I'm happy with myself. And I'm strong. And I'm losing weight and inches (weighing in monthly or less, because it's not about the scale anymore). And this is working for me.
I hope that I can stop trying to eat like someone who I am not... I'm Leah, and I eat like Leah, and that's a pretty cool person to eat like.