I've been emailing with my health coach about foods and quantities. I'm conscious of eating more than is on her plan. I don't eat non-plan foods but I am eating more than 3 meals and 2 snacks. And what I'm noticing is that I am fine being hungry if I'm active: at the studio, cleaning up around the house, doing errands. But when I'm sedentary, sitting in front of the computer in particular, editing and doing the work I do, being hungry just isn't okay.
I'm beginning to discern the difference between hungry and restless, though they have some physical similarities, but I'm used to eating a great deal more and much more satiating foods. Two hours after a big salad, I'm hungry again, and if I'm sitting at the computer, working, I can't forget about it. My long-standing habit has been to fix that with food.
So a dilemma I'm facing is can I not only change what I eat but when and how much I eat all at the same time? Or do these need to be two different phases of change?