A holiday in Rome is a very fine thing indeed if you love gorgeous food, but if you completely ignore your "I'm full, stop feeding me" signals then it can also be disastrous! Especially if you generally don't eat many white carbohydrates at home, as I don't (with my keen desire to avoid candida invasion).
I don't know, maybe every 'intuitive eater' has their times like this, but I ate in true 'I'm on holiday, I'm going to try this, and this, and this...' style for pretty much the whole time I was away, and I was extremely conscious I'd made this decision because there were so many things I wanted to taste and enjoy, and if I waited until I was hungry for every occasion, I wouldn't have got to enjoy some of the foods in one week!
But what makes this holiday overeating stand out from those that have gone before is that I knew as soon as I'd get home, I'd just get back to normal with eating - so the fear factor of weight gain and an inability to 'stick' to a post-holiday diet wasn't there. I can trust myself to readjust accordingly when I
While some might say that I shouldn't have needed to feel I had to stuff my face while I was over there (if I'm a true intuitive eater) I know for a fact that you cannot get pizza in Manchester like you can in Rome, and to be honest, I don't even like the crappy doughy bread and cheese concoctions you get over here!
So, with food being one of the most delightful pleasures in my life, I made a choice to try a few new tastes, eat like I wouldn't do in Manchester because the option just isn't there, expect a bit of weight gain, and just get back to normal (but not, I hasten to add, a diet) upon my return.
And you know, I still do think I may not have overeaten quite as much as I would have done in the diet-days, because I really cannot enjoy the overly-full feeling anymore, so while I was definitely eating when I wasn't hungry, I wasn't pushing my limits to being stuffed to the brim.