Help!! It's the after-work snack and glass of wine that's the hardest to give up.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The night before, I make all sorts of great plans for healthy eating the next day. Then, on the day, I'm fine all day at work. But it's that ritual of the after-work glass (or two) of wine and snack (hmmm... unhealthy snack, like potato chips) that gets me every time.
I'm being very transparent here, and I know I'm taking a bit of a risk in posting this. But this is really the most difficult time of day for me. I guess I already have some ideas toward the solution ... I should get enough sleep the night before so that I'm not so tired after work. Then I would look more favourably on ideas such as doing an activity after work, instead of lounging in the living room with the food / drink habit. Also, I should set up some sort of "reward system" for myself that would really make it worth my while to have a healthy snack such as yogurt, and a cup of tea, instead of the wine & potato chips. Maybe other ideas as well. I know... not having them in the house ... but the store is so close by... I guess I need to implement another relaxing "ritual" after work --- such as working on art, perhaps, or stopping by a coffee shop for a decaf low-fat latte... any of these things (or others) could work to change the habit.
Has anyone else had experience with changing a relaxation habit to something more healthy?