The most powerful moment in my diet is when I refuse food that I would normally have eaten, because I’ve checked in with my body and observed that I can keep going without it.
These moments are exciting because they show that the recalibration is happening. They are empowering because they demonstrate real change in behaviour, in accordance with my new understanding of how my body works and what food is for.
It feels really good to not eat food I would previously have eaten without a second thought, and there’s even a sense of curiosity about when I will need more food to keep me going, and how much or how little that will take.
Saying no in these moments also makes it easier to see through cravings when they hit. It gets clearer and clearer that cravings are not about hunger, because I’ve been listening to my body’s signals and I know I can keep going without more food right now.