This is the month of Food Challenges! I highly believe in the non-diet approach. This month we will be focussing on eating habits, food choices, and building a better relationship with food. This all translates into #THEKIMSHAPIRAMETHOD.
This week everyone is full of resolutions…weight loss and getting fit is on everyone’s mind. You’ve got to trust me, until you can trust yourself.
Your challenge is to eat only when you are hungry; the type of hunger you feel in your stomach! The type of hunger only an apple or a burger can satisfy? Do you get hungry? Can you trust your body to get hungry?
There will be at least 21 meals this week, It’s crazy when I ask people what they ate last week or yesterday and they respond with, “I can’t remember!” Well guess what, either can I! So I choose to not make it a big deal! Just focus only on your appetite!
WEEK 2 Challenge:
This weeks challenge is to only eat 1/2 of your normal portion! Did fear creep up on you? Are you worried it won’t be enough? Remember it takes 15 minutes for your brain to catch up to your stomach, so eat 1/2 and wait 15 minutes to see if you are still hungry. Trust me 1/2 is always enough, unless your bored, procrastinating or experiencing some other emotional set back. Focus on the 1/2!!
Eat whatever YOU want (but consider your health restrictions) Some of us have allergies, some have diseases where food plays a major role- so take ownership. Eating whatever you want can be super scary for some of us! There is something about eating the way your friend eats or your boyfriend or girlfriend.
You have permission to explore the foods you like to eat- so what if they aren’t deemed healthy. Remember we are building a foundation so when we put the rest of the walls up they won’t crumble from a faulty, fake foundation.
If you say you want cookies, eat cookies… though I’ve really never met a person hungry for cookies (are you sure you are hungry or are you just used to eating something sweet).
**Don’t forget what we learned in week 1!! #THEKIMSHAPIRAMETHOD