It may be catching up with friends, going to the movies, bowling or simply playing with your children. The important thing is to find something you really love, so it will be more tempting than food. That way it is easier to stop eating because you know you have something else to look forward to.
The fourth principle of Natural Eating is "Moving onto another activity after eating". This means we find other things in our lives that give us pleasure that we can look forward to after we have finished eating. This will enable us to have another focus, so food is not the most important thing to us. Accordingly, once we are satisfied with what we have had to eat, we can then move onto something else easily and effortlessly. When you have had enough, tell yourself you are allowed to eat again when you are hungry. This way you are telling yourself it is OK to stop. You are not depriving yourself as you are giving yourself permission to eat again later. Then clear the table and put everything away. This signifies the end of the meal and time to do something else and ensures you don't continue to pick at uneaten food simply because it is still available.