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Oversnack Attack

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Most weeks I go through my day, have a healthy breakfast and a comparable lunch. Maybe I have a snack, maybe not. Usually I drink my water. When I get home from work is when it hits me: the Oversnack Attack!

I leave work, excited to get home and see my lovies. I am not thinking about food. I get home, I come in the door, speak to all of the two legged and four legged babies and it happens, I go to have a small snack and I land in an Oversnack Attack. I hardly ever see it coming. I launch into this compulsive eating craziness.

These Oversnack Attacks baffle me to a degree. But, how can they? I wonder. They come from me, they happen through me, why don't I know all of the reasons?

My plan today is to be very purposeful and mindful to avoid the eating frenzy that takes place at this time. I was successful Monday. What I did that day is redirect myself any time I went toward or thought of food. I have the answers, I know I do, it's just figuring out what works in those moments and how to respond day to day without food.

Wish me luck on fending off the Oversnack Attack!

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    Good luck, you can do it!!! It takes time to figure it all out, and you are doing that. Way to go!!! For me, it was changing my mindset, along with a plan of attack. We have to be mindful like you mentioned. We were not meant to graze all day long like cattle. It's all the big companies that put that in our heads because they need to sell their products! Fasting is a wonderful way to cleans the body and to give our poor digestive system a break. I now fast through breakfast, and I feel fabulous doing so! I had been brainwashed like the rest into believing breakfast is the most important meal of the day! That is SO not true!! I even work out in the am in a fasted state, and my performance couldn't be better. Good luck again to you, and have a fantastic challenge! emoticon
    136 days ago
    took me a lot of years but i finally learned if i dont buy it i cant eat it, maybe you need to eat a little more at lunch or feed the animals and go for a walk then make dinner to break the cycle, Hugs emoticon
    137 days ago
    That was my day yesterday. Got home, made a cup of tea, looked through the pantry and found the remnants of a bag of Sunchips. Ate it, then a big cookie. I knew that my dh would not be home for dinner for an hour and a half and that meal prep was minimal so I had time on my hands to snack. When I'm occupied with making dinner I barely get to drink my tea. Maybe finding a task to keep your hands and mind busy is the solution?
    137 days ago
    Darcy, hello my friend. I do this also... My problem is at the grocery store. I know I'm a sweet person. I know once and awhile doesn't hurt. But I know I should never bring a bag of cookies or box of anything ice cream. I will eat it.👍
    137 days ago
    I understand and do wish you success with a plan to counteract the oversnack emoticon attack!
    137 days ago
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    Good luck! emoticon
    137 days ago
    All the best to you.....this time around, I am very sure you will fare much, much better....
    137 days ago
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