Instead of calorie counting, try another approach. Calories are accumulative. What this means that the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for a woman is 2000 calories. But getting hung up on this means that you are negotiating with yourself on a daily basis but it's the accumulation of calories that make a difference with weight management / weight loss. Taking in an extra 100 calories each day would equal a stone of weight over a year.
Also eating three times a day isn't in flow with hunger's natural cycle. Think of the way babies eat, frequent and often. I'm sure you've heard of celebrities doing this as well. Hunger is important as it tells you it's time to eat. Diets tell you that hunger is bad, because diets are about deprivation. Mindful eating is about eating when hungry and stopping when satisfied. This may mean you eat 7 times a day smaller amounts.
Try this practice:
How to develop mindful eating practice:
Step 1: Enquire: Are you hungry? How hungry?
Step 2: Awareness. When eating give it 100% focus
Step 3: Slowly chew and savor flavors and textures
Step 4: Be curious how many chews it takes before it is swallowed effortlessly
Step 5: Notice the food travelling down to your stomach
Step 6: Enquire: Am I satisfied? How satisfied?
Step 7: Repeat if necessary
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Mindful Weight Coach