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Dinner dilemma solved

Friday, January 04, 2013

I've finally solved a dilemma. Most of my overeating has taken place at night, and largely because I couldn't make my schedule work with a healthy dinner.

Here was my situation:

(1) I get hungry around 6pm.
(2) I teach classes most evenings, starting at 6pm.
(3) I'm working before class time and don't feel like eating dinner yet.
(4) What I really enjoy is unwinding after class with a good meal and a movie ... but 8:30 is a long way after lunch.

I knew I could snack but I've never been a big snacker. I enjoy eating a nice, full, leisurely meal.

Because of this dilemma, every day, from late afternoon to evening, I was in a freefall. This led to desperate, chaotic and poor food choices, caused me to feel miserable, and often resulted in my eating more than one full dinner ... which really put on the pounds!

So ... here's what I finally figured out.

I usually start dinner with a salad. I thought maybe I could have the salad really quickly before class and enjoy the rest of my dinner later. That's not quite enough to sustain me. So I decided to drink a cup of soy milk with the salad. Yay! It works!

I've tried it the last two night's and thoroughly enjoyed both meals, felt energized for class, and had no desire to overeat or make desperate and bad choices.

Dinner dilemma solved. I'm so psyched! :)
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