Day 5: Eat slowly and mindfully - on day 5 it felt like an impossible task, but I keep trying at every meal and it's getting better. Even my boyfriend noticed the change in the way I'm eating.
Advantages: I feel full before finishing my meal and avoid overeating and regret it later, plus I savour the food so much more (and for a person that likes food as much as I do, this is truly important).
I'm still not that great at eating with no distractions at all, because I get lost in thoughts and eat way more quickly and absentmindedly.
Day 6: Find a diet coach -
When I first read about this task, last year, it took me completely by surprise and I have to admit it felt hard to comply (I think it was a mixture about not wanting to inconvenience someone else with my diet and the fact that I fear other people judgement and felt exposed). This year I knew what to expect and also I asked my coach for last year if she had time to coach me again and luckily she did!
Day 7: Arrange your environment
- It was a great task to do: I really felt engaged in this program by doing it. I have to admit that it wasn't much work at all (it's a while that I'm trying to eat in a healthier way). End result: all the junk food (mainly my boyfriend's treats and my chocolate) are in one cupboard. My current biggest nemesis (the irriesisitible almond cream) is on the highest shelf possible (I tried to throw it away, but I couldn't do it). I placed all the smaller plates in the lowest shelf, so practical! So far, everything's working great!
I can't believe that the first week is gone already! Time to get my reward!
For the next 5 weeks, I've decided to do a single post at the end of the week, 'cause I noticed I couldn't keep up with writing every single day, but still I'd like to record my journey here somehow :)