Hi everyone, I recently started listening to the Losing 100 lbs With Phit-N-Phat podcast and wanted to create a discussion thread for those who might be listening and wanting to chat about some topics that come up on the thread. It has some powerful thoughts and is making me rethink my relationship with food (I am not a member of the PNP tribe; just listening to the podcast).
I'll start to kick it off but really would like to hear from you about what is resonating with you. Please share what you think is powerful or your reactions to concepts.
- In one of the early podcasts, Corinne talks about only making changes which you are willing make for the rest of your life. For example, walking 15 minutes a day was the exercise she started with because she knew she could do/commit to that. On one hand, this ensures that you are making changes you can live with/stick with. On the other hand, it sounds awfully permanent! There are definitely sacrifices I am willing to make now that I can't say I will always be willing to do, but I think they are positive for me to do now anyway. I think that is okay. As I get further into the podcasts, it's clear to me that she evolved and expects others to, and that people will be willing to make more and more small changes that add up. And that you can chose every day what you eat. But I am curious if others had the same reaction.
- The planning concept is very interesting to me. I have some set breakfasts I make, and usually go to the same salad shop for lunch, where I can customize what I am having. I have some great recipes for dinner but historically don't think about what I am making until 5 minutes after I get home. This month I am going to try coming up with a weekly plan for meals (I think I will waste few groceries and hopefully be less stressed about what to make). But things change all the time for me (a lunch work event, grabbing lunch with a friend, going to someone's house for dinner, etc) and I don't want to feel too rigid about breaking my "plan."
- I put this in another post so sorry if it is duplicate for you. Corinne advocates not counting calories; instead you keep a "food journal," where you write down what you ate and what you thought or felt about it, and only eating when you start to feel hungry and stopping when you are full. This thought terrifies me because I am making progress and I think the nutritional information about my choices is great information to have. But I also noticed that I had two Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches last night because I had enough leftover calories. It was all about having a treat (I wasn't hungry much at all yesterday). There's nothing wrong with treats now and then but I do think there is a lot to be said for learning to only eat when you are hungry. And I am sure Corinne is correct that we listen to our bodies less if we are focusing on counting calories. In an ideal world I wouldn't have to count calories forever (though I do think I will need to for quite some time) and it seems like this is a good thing to practice now.
Would love to hear your reaction to those topics in addition to other things on your mind!