I keep fighting the SAME battle over & over & over again! I get exhausted from working so hard and decide to take a day off and rest. I do great with my eating until mid-afternoon and then I need to forage. It is just a good thing I don’t keep many off-protocol foods in the house because I would eat every one of them!
I know intellectually what my problem is…I’m overly tired, stressed and a little depressed because of all the responsibilities I have regarding my dad. So what I NEED to do is take a stupid nap! What I do instead is try to make myself feel better by eating. And, if I have simple carbs available to eat, it really DOES make me feel better for a little while because of all those wonderful feel-good brain chemicals they create. Since I have very few simple carbs in the house any more I even thought about getting in the car and driving to the store to buy some…but I didn’t do it. I tried a few sugar-free things because I was hoping if I could just satisfy the cravings they would go away. But it wasn’t the flavor I was after, it was the sugar rush…UGH!
I came through ok THIS time and ended up eating a few sugar-free candies and an extra restricted IP item. This battle is so frustrating to me because it is such a recurring theme in my life and I want to change how I respond to it. Instead of turning to food, I want to instinctively turn to rest or exercise or even therapy if need be. Getting to that point is my goal for now but, in the meantime, I’m sure I will need to continue to fight this battle over & over again until seeking comfort in ways other than eating becomes second nature to me.
How about you? Do you struggle with this problem too?