Today was my first day of intuitive eating or, as I prefer to call it, conscious eating. This term (conscious eating) just makes more sense to me because it is about being conscious of PHYSICAL sensations of hunger and satiety. 'Intuition' implies something else to me, something intangible. But thats just semantics and perhaps not important but I needed to remind myself yesterday of what exactly this phase is all about - body awareness.
Anyway, it went so well! I ate when I felt the early signs of hunger (for me a gnawing feeling in my tummy) and stopped when I felt full (heavy warm feeling in my stomach). I did slightly lose full consciousness over lunch I think as I was slightly fuller than I'd have liked. But it was good learning. I was excited about the company over lunch as it was with a new friend.
Oh I am so ready for this phase! My history of eating according to very exacting food plans meant that it didn't take long for SE to feel confining and claustrophobic and depriving (even though I was eating a LOT).
I just need to stay close to and aware of my physical sensations and I know I'll get expert at it with time.