Food, when is enough, enough !

Touchy subject this, eating to you feel full and then stopping.  I haven’t spoken about my eating habits here, but as I am kind of an “abundant” person in all areas of my life, one can imagine my eating style was abundant too.

For various reasons, the uppermost being a painful knee, on Jan 5 decided I couldn’t take it anymore and went on a VLC eating regime.  For 4 months I had 600 calories a day and lost a large amount of body weight.  Knee pain gone, the the most important thing and quite fundamental,  is that I learnt about my relationship with food.  A real eyeopener

Eat too much !  nothing between meals, but as I adore cooking and love middle eastern food, mezze style, being a creative I eat with my eyes too, so colourful combinations a must !!   The portion control was way out, cooking a variety of dishes, a bit of this and a bit of that style  and I just did not know when I was full.  I knew when I felt uncomfortable ( almost to the point where I could not consume anymore)  then I knew I needed to stop, but this was far too late,  then realised I was pushing it all down  because I was stuffing enough to last me through to the next meal.

With the help of a dear friend we identified this phrase “just in case”  which looms up not only in eating, but shopping, food shopping, in fact any purchases I need to make.  Since then I have been using the phrase “just enough” and over these past months this has really embedded itself.  My spending has gone right down, my relationship with food is more balanced and although I still love to see wonderful food combinations and try different combinations I realised eating is one of many pleasures and are now equal footing with getting out in the open air, walking, swimming and soon getting back to yoga.

Holidaying recently I slipped a little, but you know what, that’s ok……….  everything in moderation : )   found a wonderful taverna at Agia Jerousalem, Kefalonia.  Odysseas Taverna, a wonderful host, great food cooked by Mama, vine covered terraces and right by the beach.  Happy memories

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