Sunday, March 18, 2012
Night eating has been a lifelong behavior and it's my March/April goal to eliminate it.
However, it's like when I gave up coffee, I still needed to sometimes feel the hot steamy mug full of something. So I made myself herbal tea or lemon with honey in hot water to give my psyche the visceral things it needed.
Same with night eating. I've decided that, instead of telling myself that I am giving up night eating, I am permitting myself to eat a small veggie or fruit, if needed, to satisfy myself. I think that night eating was developed as a kind of comfort before bedtime. Comfort from life stresses, etc. Therefore, it's as though I'm still giving myself permission to go through the motions, but with healthier food and very tiny amount. I'm going to count this as "no night eating" because, compared to what I was ingesting, this is a HUGE victory. Hooray for me!
Wishing all a good day.