The Forgotten Food
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Here's another "qu0te" from a message board item I posted on the topic, "How do you break your bad habits?"
Thought maybe it would help some of you midnight rummagers!
My current worst habit is that I eat when I get up in the middle of the night. Because I have chronic pain, I get up at least 3 or 4 times a night and have to walk around...Soooo, where do I walk? To the refrigerator of course!
Two things that have helped me immensely to keep from totally stuffing my face and ruining all the good work of the day before are these:
1) Don't buy it or bake it! You can't eat it if it ain't there!
2) If you HAVE to have something baked in the house, for example, stick it in the freezer. it's less visible and you're less likely to bite into it in the middle of the night.
3) I buy a special snack item (like fat free/sugar free pudding or rice pudding or tapioca) and keep it in the fridge. I'm "allowed" to have one of those a night. And I make sure I have the room on my calorie range the day before (which also keeps me from overeating then). If I MUST have another snack, I'll have a piece of fruit.
Compared to the stacks of cookies and sweets I used to gobble while half-conscious, I'm doing well now, by using these methods.