I had no idea that coming from a picky-eating childhood I'd grow up to actually want to flip through plant-based cookbooks (Isa Does It is my favorite right now!) or scroll through vegan recipe blogs (shoutout to Oh She Glows!). Some of my happiest moments are in Trader Joe's buying food to meal prep or with my face peering over a simmering pot, stirring away.
Food brings me so much joy, but lately I've been loving it a little too much at dinnertime. For months, I've said "eff you" to the hunger scale and have been eating way past the point of satiety. I'm often left uncomfortably full, upset that I ate so much, and yet, I still reach for another bite because I'm not quite satisfied and food is just so damn good.
Overeating was not only starting to affect my waistline, but more importantly, feeling so stuffed and bloated put me in a horrible mood for the rest of the night. Belly cramps and indigestion made it hard for me to fall asleep, and gas pains would wake me up in the middle of the night. Sometimes I'd still feel crappy in the morning, which made me cranky and not want to exercise or able to work out as intensely as I wanted to.
You'd think I'd learn my lesson, but no. There was this force taking over that made me feel unsatisfied after dinner, so much so that I kept doing it night after night. Something had to change.