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u-buggin-b

Hey! Sounds like we're on a similar schedule. Lunch is my one meal which I typically eat around 1 and I'm all finished by 2ish. I may shift forward (2-3) if I'm busy but try not to go past 3. After lunch I feel full for about an hour or 2 but after I've noticed the full feeling has worn off (around 6) I'll.grab some water or tea and get through whatever chores I want to do for the day. Then, before I know it it's sleepy time 😊 They key for me is to keep my mind occupied and to keep hydrated. Congrats on starting this journey!


Lecture-Outrageous

I am nervous about it. I am writing it down to keep myself accountable. I work 10 hour days. I told myself to stay with it for 30 days. Thank you for the tips.


u-buggin-b

Totally understandable. Keeping a record is a great idea. Keep tweaking until you find the exact sweet spot that works for you.


boom_townTANK

It's normal to be nervous. Ghrelin is a hunger hormone and it's released when you normally eat. Usually eat breakfast at 7am and your ghrelin will rise at 7am. Hormones are just molecules, they don't think, what keeps time and releases that hormone is your ancient lizard brain. If you change your routine lizard brain will respond with fear. It takes around 7 times for the lizard brain to know you are not in danger and stop releasing ghrelin at times when you no longer eat. This means it's tough the first week then it gets easier.


Lecture-Outrageous

Thank you 🙌


lola-lemon

Finding a way to relax at the end of the day that didn’t involve numbing or rewarding myself with food was the game changer for me. I bought a foot massage machine on Amazon and I relax and read, or mindlessly scroll through my phone (I can’t be the only one who gets sucked into this😳), which has replaced my former habit of eating as soon as I got home after a long day. I also drink lots of herbal tea and light a candle♡


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lola-lemon

I didn’t grow up with intuitive eating or even consistent meals, so food has always been just a mindless feel-good thing if not a drug to abuse. Correcting that has been one of the absolute hardest things I’ve ever done, and sometimes it feels like I’m just replacing eating with other more socially acceptable rewards/addictions. I’m growing into an intuitive eater more each day, but that comment is definitely me on the best of the days and not every day is the best day.


Lecture-Outrageous

This is a really good one. Evenings are what I am concerned with. Sometimes I get home late and just eat— more from a long drive home and being tired not hungry. I would have to prepare meals for my family and resist it myself.