If you're a stress-eater then you might relate to this:
Husband is out of town, and you're left with 4 kids and a foreign exchange student.
You don't much feel like cooking- even for yourself so you end up eating random bits off of kid's plates and really anything that is out on the counter-- while standing.
At the end of the day you think back on what you ate and can't even remember. You ate, most definitely. But nothing you ate was really enjoyed or brought true satiety. Nothing you ate filled the soul and perhaps the soul is still wanting.
Sound familiar? It's pure survival mode, but it doesn't have to be. We just let it be.
I'm not a fan of the stress eat kind of day at all. It's not mindful, it's not fulfilling and it's definitely not nourishing.
I believe in and practice intuitive and mindful eating but once in a while I (and I think we all) have a day (or maybe two) where something throws us off so much we can't get in tune with ourselves. Mindful eating is a nutrition philosophy based on the premise that becoming more attuned to the body's natural hunger signals is a more effective way to attain a healthy weight, rather than keeping track of the amounts of calories in foods.
I won't turn this post into a lesson in mindful eating, but I will remind myself and readers that our lives don't have to be or even feel chaotic, out of control or numb. We have the opportunity everyday to listen- really listen to our inner voice and our bodies. We can be present at every moment and fulfilled at the end of every day.
To you and your health,
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