The eating until you're satisfied thing is constantly illuminating. Here at the office there's this awesome salad bar place that's super convenient and not too expensive. I go there probably 2x a week, although I try to bring my lunch as much as possible, as I have previously noted, I've started to let my superhero tendencies slack a bit. So prior to Lean Eating, I'd go down there and Paleo the crap out of all my food justifications: I can totally eat ALL OF THIS BECAUSE IT'S ALL PALEO. And literally, I'd get at least 3 cups of lettuce with balsamic, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives and three (sometimes four!) chicken thighs. I'd eat all of it, albeit sometimes I split it in half to save some for my afternoon snack. Is it any wonder I was treading water with my body composition goals? And to be perfectly honest, I think that's why I was drawn to the whole Paleo thing, aside from being trendy, low-carbish and making sense from a holistic perspective: it didn't require me to really examine my overeating tendencies. I could just go hog wild! They said don't count calories, so I won't! And about that body compositions goals statement: to be clear -- I've never been fixated on a weight as a goal to reach. What I'd like is to be less fat, and I mean that in a literal sense, not in a deprecating I'm a fatass kind of way. I'd like to have less body fat, ala I have body composition goals. Less squishy and jiggly.
Anyway. Today? About 1 c of lettuce, 1/3 c roasted red peppers, maybe 15 olives, 1/3 hummus, about 1 T of balsamic and one chicken thigh. I've just eaten HALF of that and am stuffed. The rest will be saved for my post-run snack.
Totally illuminating. It's really nice listening to my body and discovering the cues that were there all along.