Don't restrict your food intake: let your body decide.
I believe this for 2 very important reasons:
- Who's happy when they feel limited?
- It's not fun to focus on something as mundane as food intake.
Besides, we all know what we like, so just eat it.
When you have a
craving for a certain food it's because that's what your body needs at
that time. Trust it. Because if you have a craving and you don't
fulfill it, you’ll suck down everything else and still not be
satisfied. You know what I'm talking about!
Limiting your food consumption based on some ideas that someone else has about what's the best way to eat can be dangerous. Restricting your consumption often triggers feelings of deprivation which many over compensate for by eating even more.
There are 2 ways we are told to restrict our food intake: by portion or by type of food (e.g."don't eat fat") or both. I find that if we don't restrict what we eat then the portions take care of themselves.
Our bodies tell us what and how much we need. If we hold back on our food intake and don't eat enough sustenance to fuel our body, we'll crave highly caloric items - because our body is still hungry and is afraid it's starving. It's our body's way of taking care or itself. We all know when we are full. So stop eating when you are -- even if there is food left on the plate. Simple.
Or on other point, if we don't eat what we want when we want it, we'll try to satisfy that craving with other foods and find we eat far more that we intended because the body's craving is not satiated.
Having a piece of chocolate is much better for you than eating 15 helpings of fruit (if for no other reason, then you can stop focusing on the food craving and move on with your daily life)
If you pay attention to your body, you'll have the exact physical body you should.
So...just eat it!