I have always, for as long as I can remember, eaten something before bed. There is something in me that says this must be done. When I switched to working more evenings, it got even worse. Some nights I would have a whole meal before bed. Toast, some fruit, some cheese… And sometimes I would hit the peanut butter jar with tablespoons instead of teaspoons.
The reality here is that I was so afraid of being hungry that I would just eat, eat, eat and it was insane. I knew that, and I know it. I don’t keep peanut butter in the house anymore. However, that’s only the first step to stopping my evening insanity.
Last Wednesday I began listening to this book and something clicked, or snapped or something:
Here’s a link to a review of the book. I’ve discovered that I really enjoy listening to books as I drive to work (at least half an hour 3 times a week!) I started this last Wednesday and the only thing that changed was this:
If you wake up and you’re hungry…
you can have something to eat then.
That’s it. Permission to eat later if I’m hungry. How could something so simple take me so long to figure out? There is of course more to the book, and I’m only half way through. But if this is all that I take away from it – I’m a happy camper. I haven’t eaten after work since this eye-opener and I haven’t woken up hungry either.
I don’t know if anyone else has this struggle, but if you do, I hope this helps!
Have a great day!
PS: I’m still climbing mountains. I’m sure I’m at least half-way up Mount Logan, but I haven’t had time to add up the numbers. Hopefully on Wednesday!