Hi all, I was thinking this evening the difference between having good days vs bad days with respect to eating. While I really dont believe any day is either good or bad depending on what is eaten, that's just diet lingo.
Anyway, yesterday I had a bad day. Not eating the wrong things as much as just eating way too much in general, one 'diet' item after another, hence not having a deficite to lose any weight. Yet less than 24 hours later, I had a very good day, eating healthy lean things and not very much of them, and I have felt satisfied the entire day with respect to food.
What was the difference between the two days? Yesterday I didnt feel much like doing anything constructive, hence I didnt get too much accomplished at all. The dishes remained in the sink, the bed remained un made, and I felt like eating. Time was heavy on my hands and I felt like a slug.
Today, the 'good' day, I woke and started to work first thing, and did so for about 6-7 hours on and off. I also did the dishes and other work, enjoyed myself, and in general felt as if I was accomplishing good things. And in doing things I was distracted from feeling hungry and ate less, and yet felt more satisfied.
In general my better food days are associated with having interesting, time-consuming, productive things to do. My less than good days generally do not have structure and I drift, and then eat too much to fill the void. Seems like a good hint for how to live each day
Has anyone else noticed any life patterns associated with good food days that you can duplicate resulting in having more 'good' days?