Thursday, June 13, 2013
Yesterday after work, I had my planned smoothie (new fave- strawberry, blueberry, banana, cilantro and strawberry tea- so good!), but then gave in and had popcorn again! I may ban myself from popcorn and peanut butter until further notice.
Which gets me to the title of the blog- compulsive eating
I've been noticing that most of my eating would fall into this category. Like the popcorn thing. I'd had my planned afternoon snack (smoothie), but then just wanted the popcorn. And then all I could think about was the popcorn.
Like today- I had the salad I'd packed for lunch yesterday as my breakfast this morning since I went to lunch with my mom yesterday. About 350 calories total. And yet, I still wanted food at 10am when I usually have my breakfast part 2. I had more food than normal at 7:30, but was "hungry" again at 10 anyways! I finished my tea, tried to think about if I was hungry, but then I gave in and had a peach, which is what sparked this blog.
I have all of these external clues that I seem to follow on when I should be eating. Get to work- eat. Refill tea/water- eat. Noon- eat. Sleepy at work- eat. Get home from work- eat. Jeopardy is on?- eat.
Does anyone else do this? I want to follow internal hunger cues, but I seem to have set up my life in a way that I eat at certain times of day and my body just expects it! How can I train myself to eat when I am hungry and not when "it's time?"
Also, I should mention that it is definitely not thirst. I have hot tea and water with me at all times and regularly drink a lot throughout the day