Most of them are stupid, anyway. Enough to make you crazy if you try to follow them. We had late dinner (none of this no eating after 7 pm crap for me), 10 pm, stuffed crust spinach and mushroom pizza. I ate 2 slices and change, past full, but it tasted so good. And 2 squares of dark chocolate with almonds. This morning, I was still full. Being that I had a few hours before I could cross the bridge without rush hour, I got some coffee, and went for a hike. I paused and considered breakfast, but figured intuitive eating says I don’t have to eat if I’m not hungry, even if all weight losers should eat breakfast.
After a few hour hike, I was hungry, so went to a vegan Ethiopian buffet. It’s heavy food, but very tasty and nutritious. I ate 1.5 plates, couldn’t finish the second. Now, I’m not really too hungry for dinner, still digesting lunch. I will have a salad, because I’m not sure of the wisdom of just one meal a day, and I need to clear space for my farmer’s market bounty in the morning. This salad will have blue cheese, pumpkin seeds, full fat oil and vinegar that I make myself, along with mixed greens, carrots, celery, red pepper. In about an hour, I will go out and have a drink, maybe two. As a concession, I’ll have grapefruit juice with vodka, not beer.
I feel good about my eating today. Usually I eat breakfast because I “should”, whether I want to or not. I would eat dinner because it’s dinnertime. I’m still full from lunch, and my salad, and am content. I don’t feel deprived, not craving anything. Rules are made to be broken.
Addendum: 10 pm, I’m back home, slightly buzzed, and having a breaded chicken puck with habenero jack and a super yummy tomato. I was hungry before I started drinking, so this is a favor to myself. In the morning I get up 6:30 to make coffee, go to farmer’s market (via car) 2 hours at the gym, and then get downtown by noon (these last two on bicycle). Saturdays are hectic. I wish myself luck in finding time to eat before 2 pm tomorrow.