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Tips for myself on Evening Madness

Monday, September 28, 2020

This is not a competition with the old me, but a time to love my new self. She was miserable being a failure every day. I don’t want to feel that way anymore. I don’t want to record every bite I take. I want to be mindful in the moment about what eating that food or drinking that beverage is going to do to my body. Is it going to nourish my physical body or am I using it to comfort or soothe a part of my mind? I have to make good decisions. I have to break habits that no longer serve or really have never serve me and my body.
So here is a common scenario:
It is 8 pm. I am exhausted …. I think I feel physically hungry. The thought of something healthy like fruit or vegetables is not what I am craving. I am craving sweetness and saltiness and/or fat. [BTW salted caramel anything is the devil’s creation.] What should I do?
Ask yourself what do I really need right now? (a nap, a break from TV, just close your eyes for a few seconds & breathe deeply (a 30 sec meditation, or I am really hungry).
If you really feel physically hungry, what would satisfy you? Get creative: raspberries and yogurt swirl, fruit and nut mixes, fat bombs, dark chocolate, Make sure you enjoy it. Eat at the table
If you don’t feel physically hungry, but have an urge, craving etc. Try delay or tapping or water or tea or distraction.
• I can eat that in 10 min if I still want it.
• I can eat that after I knit 10 rows or tidied something
• I can eat that after I drink water or tea
• I can eat that after a healthy snack.
• I can eat that if tapping does not release the craving
• I can eat after I meditate on how I will feel tomorrow morning
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