Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Evenings are hard for me. I get tired and hungry. The stress of the day puts the proverbial straw on this camel's back and I want to snack on "bad" foods.
I have found that to keep my momentum, I can read SP recipes rather than reach for a bag of chips or chocolate! If I go to my laptop and scroll through recipes, I almost always find something (or many somethings!) that make me think, "Ooooh, that sounds GOOD. And HEALTHY. And it wouldn't sabotage all my work today. I'm tired and don't want to make it tonight, but maybe tomorrow!" Somehow, just reading about these healthy, yummy alternatives lessons my night cravings. I actually DO make some of the recipes, but often when tomorrow comes, I don't NEED the food, and so it goes unmade and uneaten! And in the process I find great recipes for healthy ways to prepare the food I already have in my fridge, or learn tricks to lower fat, etc. Win, win!
All of us need to find our coping strategies. This one helps me.