When I tell people I eat what I want, when I want – I tend to get some funny looks. With diet culture rife in our society, the idea of eating whatever we want is an alien concept for many. The story gets even stranger when I mention that I used to have anorexia, an eating disorder that involves restrictive eating.
Let’s back up a minute though – when I say I eat what I want, when I want, I don’t mean I run around throwing any food that I come across into my mouth. What I mean is, that I listen to my body’s hunger cues, I consider what would satisfy that hunger and I… eat it.
Sometimes I crave fresh, juicy fruit, fish and vegetables. Other times nothing but, mac ‘n’ cheese, chocolate and a glass of red will satiate me.