Do you eat to live or live to eat?
That is the question my dad used to ask us. Well, dad, it depends on what I'm eating. If it's a giant bowl of pasta with butter and salt, a cold spaghetti sandwich, or a big helping of tuna casserole you can bet your ass I am living to eat. If it's a piece of sushi, an apple, granola or some yogurt... I guess at that point I am eating to live and mighty grouchily, I might add.
Do you eat when you're hungry or because the clock says it's 'time' to eat?
Here's another kicker. I was raised to eat what was put in front of me, no matter what time it was. So, if you put food in front of me after I've just eaten, chances are, I probably could force myself to eat that too. I am trying so hard not to do this to Hannah. If we are eating and she says she's full, it's ok. I don't tell her she has to finish what's on her plate. I want her to listen to what her body says.
What would you like to change about the way you eat?
I would like to be able to eat only when my stomach tells me to. Not because I have to feed other people. I would like to be able to fix Hannah something to eat and not worry about what others think if I am not eating. We all don't have to be hungry at the same time do we? I would prefer to eat smaller portions more times throughout the day, with the majority of my food coming in the morning. Big breakfast, semi-big lunch and a very light dinner. Unfortunately, this is flip-flopped from the rest of my family's thinking. sigh