Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Stopping the nighttime foraging is challenging. Having my healthy planned food does not cut it, I want what I want. I am driven to search the recesses of my cabinets to find something, anything to munch on.(not eat, but munch, gnaw, crunch) Hum... I didn't think I was a violent person. LOL
This discovery was made because of the planned food. I figured out I wasn't hungry and something else is in the driver's seat.
My approach to address this is to ask myself ... "Is this a need or a want?" Of course it is a want, not a need, but at the time I am being driven by something primal and it needs direction. That simple question will redirect my focus and perhaps I can find the source of my angst. Stuffing my face is not the solution.
Reviewing Dr. Beck's Day 16 gave me insight on how to deal with this. There is one rule: "I must follow my food plan" Simple rules to follow take the decision out of the process.
"You made a plan
and you'll follow that plan
-no ifs ands or buts."
If you follow your rules, there is no struggle.