The time is dragging, draaaaaaggggggggging today, because I have no appointments, school is out, dance is on break, nothing pressing going on. I love calm easy days, except when I am PMSing and then my brain keeps telling me to eat out of boredom. This is where eating on a schedule helps me tremendously!
Me: oh, wouldn't some tomato soup bread be good right now?
Myself: yeah, let's have that for lunch.
Me: how about now?
Myself: nah, it isn't time. We just had a shake an hour ago.
Me: so what? We can eat early.
Myself : nope, we eat at 8, 10, 12, 3, 6 and 9.
Myself: no buts. You're just bored. Go do something.
So it helps me to know what time is time to eat, how long I need to wait, and that no, I will NOT starve, I will be fine for another hour. And then I drink a glass of water and go do laundry or something.
I find that turning to food for entertainment is a hard habit to break, but once broken, life is better. I get more done. I am more engaged. So if this is something that bothers you, too, (annoying nagging food thoughts because you are bored) then give scheduled eating a try. It can help keep your blood sugar stable, and lets your mind rest between eating times because it knows you are not going to eat until x o'clock!
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