I have to admit the first week was very weird. There are no restrictions on what we can eat. I don’t have to try to balance more protein than carbs. I just eat what I want and make sure to journal what I feel while doing it. We are hoping this sheds some light on our triggers and the emotional eating cycle we have always battled. It’s hard to retrain my brain after three years but I find it very freeing. I have enough going on in my life than needing to worry every day about my food and if I can attend a party or go out to eat with my family. At first I was scared I would go crazy thinking of all the things I used to love but hadn’t eaten in a while. But I haven’t. In fact, I’ve found that I’m barely snacking at all which was getting to be a major issue. I think I’ve feeling more satisfied with my meals and not feeling the urge to compensate with snacks.
Although it’s only been just over a week, I already feel like I am figuring some things out about my triggers and thoughts towards food. I’m excited to see how this experiment plays out but I already feel 5 pounds lighter not having the anxiety on my shoulders.