Late Afternoon Munchies
Monday, November 03, 2008
For as long as I can remember, a late-afternoon snack has been part of my regular routine. I've just begun to notice though that I do it more out of habit than real need. As a kid, I can remember always having a large snack when I got home from school. Sometimes it was a plate of cookies and a glass of milk. Other times it was the previous night's leftover chicken. It was always substantial.
Lately when 4:00 strikes, I've been trying to limit myself to a piece of fruit, a handful of nuts, or some trisquits. After this snack, I have lately begun to notice that I am no longer hungry but still I am searching the fridge and cupboards for that extra oomph that will satisy my CRAVING. I often cave in to a few pieces of cheese and that does it. I'm fine until dinner.
It's funny how these childhood habits stay with us.