How Can I Be THIS Hungry???
I could not stop eating today. It started in the car on my way to work. I usually have a banana and a cup of coffee when I get to the office, but I ate my banana in the car this morning… ate lunch a little earlier than usual… had my carrots about an hour later… ate both an apple and an orange about an hour after that… by 3:00 pm all my food was gone and I was still hungry! I even ran across the street to the coffee shop to get a small pack of goldfish crackers; thinking that maybe I needed some kind of “snack” item to make myself feel full. As I was eating the crackers, I looked over and noticed that my water bottle was empty. I went to fill it up and realized that I hadn’t had anything to drink since my cup of coffee this morning. AAAAHHHHHH!!!! I wasn’t hungry, I was THIRSTY. Two bottles of water later, the “hunger” I had felt all day was gone. It’s so strange how we can misinterpret the messages our body sends to us.
So, as I remind myself, I’ll remind you… If you find yourself with an insatiable hunger, try a little water, maybe you’re just thirsty… 🙂
I’m including a couple of articles I read recently about mindful eating and teaching yourself to be a slow eater, both are things I can use a little work on: