I ran to the grocery to get fixings for supper. Simple enough, pork chops, salad, and some potatoes. But after a few aisles I noticed that I had added a fair bit of chocolate!
As an emotional eating coach, instead of chastising myself, I started tuning into my body. Did I need more magnesium? I’m not stressed. As a woman of a certain age, it’s not hormones.
Then it hit me ~ you are hungry!
I knew it too. I was also very tired. So tired I hadn’t factored that in before heading to the store.
I’d eaten a late breakfast which filled me up. Filled me up so much that when I took lunch to my girl, I didn’t take any for myself. Then, before heading to work I had a nap instead of eating anything. And at work I smelled freshly made bread, and all the other bakery goodies my co-worker was whipping up.
I used to do that a lot. Grab all. the. snacks. to eat while cooking supper (dinner). I only occasionally do now, and I’m totally okay with that. Recognizing what’s really going on goes a long way in making more mindful and helpful choices.
I don’t view this as a setback. I see it as an opportunity to see how far I’ve come. And it keeps me humble and relatable!
What do you tend to grab when you are hungry?
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