I think about food a lot.
What I would like to make, what I need to pick up from the store, what I wish I knew how to do, pairings, the list goes on and on….
During this process I cannot tell you how many times I think “ooh that would be so good” or “I really want _____” (Ok this doesn’t even have to be when I’m THINKING about food. Today? “Cold Stone Creamery sounds Awesome!”)
Then tonight a thought occurred to me. Most of the evening I’d been craving something, but purposely avoiding it because it’s not exactly healthy, and I’d had dinner already. After a while I relalized I wasn’t actually hungry. I was craving the smell and taste of it, I would no doubt enjoy eating it, but I wasnt hungry. So why eat?
I know. This seems like such a simple and obvious idea, but as a grazer, this can be a challenge for me.
So that’s a new goal. Ask myself ‘Am I actually hungry? (and to give myself a more solid question–) “Am I hungry enough that I would eat an apple (or something to its equivalent)”
Basically–am I wanting to eat for my mind & mouth, or my stomach?