How Much Should You Eat?


Do You Remember *Everything* You Ate?

I originally wrote this post because I thought that I was eating a lot less than I actually was! So I decided to try eating more to see what happened and maybe increase my metabolism a little. It turns out that I *was* eating enough already, but I wasn’t really realizing how much I ate 😉 I’m silly that way.

Keep reading if you’re interested in my original post!

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For a long time I’ve been thinking about how much I eat, and I’m not sure it’s enough. But trying to eat intuitively makes you realize these things so I am going to do something about it.

How do you eat intuitively when you know you have to increase what you’re eating?

I don’t think it’s truly possible. But you still listen to your body and react even though you’re increasing the amount you eat, and you make note of how you feel before and after eating, so you can figure out what your body likes (and dislikes). You definitely don’t binge in an effort to up your intake.

You have to remember what Mimi reminded me in a comment this weekend:

Veering from intuitive eating is not a failure – it’s part of the journey.

This can be helpful when you are trying to eat more:

(Source. A real soft serve cone, vanilla and chocolate swirl, with multicolored sprinkles. Just like I used to have when I was a kid.)

How do you balance intuition with what’s best for your body? Are they always in agreement?