That was interesting. I didn’t realize when I was eating those little 400ish calorie “healthy meals” that it was less than half of what I actually needed to be strong, healthy, happy, and satisfied. It was just enough to be weak, hungry, mean, and tired. I’m amazed she was able to go back to it, even for a few days to illustrate the pitfalls.
I like where she talks about how she’s used to eating what she wants, when she’s hungry, and as much as she needs to be satisfied. Sometimes you want more overall, or something sweet, or extra toast, or lots of fat. Other times you’re not very hungry. It all works out if your body is getting what it needs each day. I was slow to grasp this.
It was telling, that part where she said she couldn’t stop thinking about pizza but couldn’t eat it because it was too many calories. The more I restricted, the more I craved energy-dense, high-reward foods. I felt like a bottomless pit who couldn’t be trusted. I thought I should be fully satisfied with my salad and chia pudding, that there was something wrong with me if I wanted more. Thank you, diet culture.