Today I'm having .37kg rib steak, roast potatoes and parsnips, peas and carrots and a couple of Yorkshire puddings.
This will take me well over my calorie allowance I know, but this is what I fancy. As I've read through the posts, there seems to be an increasing emphasis not only on calorie counting, but on the science of food and nutrition itself. Whilst many of the posts have been informative, some have not and I believe there is a danger in dabbling in science and looking too deeply into how the body and nutrition inter react.
Walking, eating, breathing, riding a bike and many other activities should and must be intuitive. With today’s convenience foods and the additives that accompany them, it has become a lot more difficult to be intuitive when presented with prepared foods. I have used the information from numerous posts and articles to relearn what's good for me and what isn't. I've become more intuitive in deciding what to eat and I listen to my body a lot more. When my brain craves sugary foods, I stop and ask myself if I'm hungry, I listen to my body. What is my body telling me? Sometimes, it's simply saying “you have a bad taste in your mouth”, so I shall have a mint, or perhaps a glass of water or tomato juice.
Sometimes our intuition goes awry, and portion sizes grow to unhealthy sizes. The 12 NHS Plan has been very useful in addressing this issue, by allowing me to check my intuition against recommended calories for the meal. Once I've managed the difficult task of addressing portion sizes and establishing them as intuitive, I shall probably leave this site. This is some way off though.
A healthy diet is as much to do with the mind as what you put on the plate and constant assessment of food values is not a healthy approach for me. Food for me must not be a preoccupation and must be as intuitive as the air I breath and the water I drink. I want to take this opportunity to thank the forum for some very good posts about making intuitively informed choices that have helped me on the way.