There are times in the day when I feel as though I could enter into a complete feeding frenzy and throw all of my discipline and control right out the window. This usually occurs sometime around 3 o'clock in the afternoon. At this point, whatever I've eaten for lunch is beginning to fade, I'm starting to get worn down from the day, and I just want a "pick me up."
Sadly, however, I'm often tempted to devour anything within reach! If there is an unhealthy option anywhere in sight, I WANT IT!!! Thankfully, I've figured out the solution to this never-ending problem.
First of all, I make it a point to always have healthy choices readily available. I fill my fridge and cabinets with items that are healthy and yet easy to grab. If I'm not going to be home, I throw a piece of fruit or a granola bar in my bag so that I don't even have to think about what I'm going to do in a "Feeding Frenzy" moment. I make the decision when I'm feeling in control, before I get to that point of no return! This way, when I'm feeling out of control, I've already supplied myself with the solution.
Lastly, when all else fails, I remind myself how I felt when I started this weight-loss journey. I remember what it felt like to make sure my shirt was covering the waistband of my pants. God forbid it crept up and exposed the unbuttoned pant button that was giving me some much needed breathing room! Or what if felt like to act as though I was sleeping so that my husband wouldn't "get any ideas". I hated when he'd put his arm around my waist and feel my stomach and my fat rolls. I always try to remember where I came from and that I don't want to go back there. I remind myself that NOTHING tastes as good as thin feels!!