1-1-11 Insight into evening snacking
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Before I go to bed tonight I had to share with all of you my latest insight. Well, it's not really an insight as much as it is one of those moments when you suddenly realize something.
I have really had a problem lately with evening snacking. I can't blame it on eating while I'm reading or watching TV or any of the other possible trigger times, because I'm wildly inconsistent there. But today I realized something that has been consistent on the evenings I snack too much...I hadn't been drinking at least eight glasses of water. I'm not even sure I had even four glasses of water at those times.
So today I resolved (and that is totally coincidental since I don't make a habit of New Year's resolutions) that I would drink water BEFORE I snacked, just to be sure that the feeling I was satisfying was for water and not for food.
And...it worked! Whenever I was hungry, I saw that indeed, I had not finished my water, so I kept drinking. And now I'm going to bed without having had more than my planned snacks!
Of course, I may have to get up to go to the bathroom...