Since posting about my perverse pleasure of getting into size 6 jeans, I was hit up with PMs asking me how I did it.
So or anyone else who was wondering, I thought I’d post how it happened.
One day, I simply decided to eat just enough to take hunger pangs away.
That way, I could continue to eat whatever I wanted because I was removing the option to over-eat.
It’s a First World luxury to eat until you are full. And often times, we have had enough to eat long before the feeling of being full is triggered.
A few truths you may also want to know:
I’m not a medical professional.
I didn’t go on a diet.
I didn’t hear about this from anyone else.
I was not overweight to begin with – I was a healthy size 10.
Yes – I do exercise. More walking than running since I displaced my left patella but that doesn’t hold me back. I also do free weights at the gym and some yoga here and there to stretch out the muscles that the weights tighten up. But I have been doing this since I was a teenager. So I didn’t increase my exercise to go from a size 10 to a size 6.
Hunger pangs are very distracting – but so is having an overly full belly.
Eating just enough to stop hunger is the only variable in my life in the last 6 months so I know the decision to do this has worked for me.
It does take some mental discipline at first. But it’s a good discipline to develop. It’s okay to have enough in life. Excess is a disease.
Knowing when enough is enough is not generally encouraged in western and First World societies. We are encouraged to ‘have it all’.
Well, I say my own paradox is better, healthier, more realistic and more true:
You can eat anything – but not everything.
You can have it all – but not all of it.
Greed is not good.