“that point in the meal when you finish still feeling a little hungry,
but the kind of hungry that can easily be translated into a hunger to do the next thing.”
Marc David, Institute for the Psychology of Eating
There is a radical new way (which really is a age old ‘yogic’ way)
to look at the ‘how much to eat’ question.
It is called ‘eating to the point of energy‘.
If we slow down enough to eat with some awareness,
we know when we are starting to feel full.
Our body let’s us know when our appetite is satiated.
and our energy is renewed.
If we choose to stop eating at that point,
we can take that edge, that hunger, that energy
– and use it to do some of the wonderful things we want to do with our lives.
If we continue eating past that point, we tend to lose energy, focus, health and well-being.
What would you do with your life if you suddenly had a lot more energy?
There is a ‘point of energy’ in everything we do
(spending time with family, friends, tickling, partying, exercising, resting and even sex)
where we enjoy it, feel satisfied and nourished by the activity.
If we ignore that point, if we push past it, keep going,
then we are at risk for losing the pleasure, our energy and ourselves.
This discernment is an important part of our health, healing and personal growth.
Mindfulness Practice can help us stay connected to ourselves
so we can be aware of what we are feeling in the moment
– full, hungry, tired, lonely, needy, excited, energetic, passionate or sensual?
Self-Compassion Practice helps us be there for ourselves when we are suffering
with difficult emotions such as shame, anger, anxiety, depression
Boundary Work helps us know where we end and where others begin.
So we can tune in to what we need, how much and when to stop.
Psycho-Nutritional Counselling Therapy can help you explore
what’s preventing you from moving into your full expression of yourself
and help you rediscover your essence, your passions, your life.
Curious? Intrigued? Some resonance?
I would love to hear from you.