Yesterday, I had some very carefully laid plans fall completely apart. It made me nuts. At first I had a moment of panic, then I wanted to eat. THERE IT WAS - THE TIGER JUMPING OUT OF ITS CAGE. Fortunately, I recognized him as he crept out of his lair and I immediately whisked him back in his cage and locked the door. And went on with my day. But there was the proof once again that STRESS LEADS TO FOOD FOR ME. I literally wanted to go cram something in my mouth. But I didn't.
What did I do? I learned what the antecedent was to that eating and I blocked it with another activity. That's a lesson I learned in 1983 and have never forgotten. DO SOMETHING ELSE: Go for a walk, Take a nap, Clean out a closet or a drawer. Just do something else and the desire to EAT will pass. (Notice I didn't say hunger.)
Now, there are two kinds of hunger: one is "I'm needing nutrition." and the other is "I want to eat". AND they are two entirely different things. We have to eat to stay alive. But we EAT TO LIVE, not LIVE TO EAT.
Every addiction can be controlled, even food addiction. But FOOD is the only addiction we have to take out and deal with three times a day. Any other addiction we can live without: smoking, gambling, sex, alcohol, dope. We don't HAVE to do those things, therefore we can lock them in a cage and throw away the key. Food we have to take out every day and deal with. Let's all be Lion Tamers and control the animal and make him work for us!
Morning Sugars = 128
1 Activia Lite = 70
1 Hard-boiled egg = 70
1 slice Lo sodium ham = 60
TOTAL = 200
1 Portabello Mushroom Cap (3 oz ) = 56 cals
2 Tbs Hellman's Low Fat Mayo (I changed) = 30
1 slice Low Sodium Boar's Head Ham = 70
2 slices fresh North Carolina tomato = 12
2 slices Sargento low sodium Provalone = 100
TOTAL = 278 calories!!
4 oz Loin Pork Chop (boneless) = 132
Brussel Sprouts = 50
1 Tsp Margarine = 30
TOTAL = 212
TOTAL FOR THE DAY = 690 Cal.
Will eat 200 cals at bed time