Itís not as easy as it sounds. Hereís my so-called plan: Eat every four hours. If I donít have time for a meal, eat a snack, consisting of protein and veggie and about 7 grams of carbs. Not more than 200 calories total. So far so good. This snack is to be followed in 1-2 hours by a real meal.
THEREís the problem. You see, sometimes Iím STILL not ready for a meal 1-2 hours after a snack. Too much work, too much other stuff gets in the way of this schedule, so if Iím hungry, I eat another snack!
This is turning into a major issue for me. Iím eating too often, and getting too many calories, and too many carb grams. I donít worry about the protein or the veggies, but those carbs Ė even the Ďgoodí ones Ė have to be limited [itís the weight loss surgery Ė we have to eat lower carbs than most people].
So, whatís a person to do? Drop everything to eat a meal? Excuse myself from meetings to eat? Set an alarm clock? Quit my job? Now THEREís a good fantasy, if ever there was one!
But itís not practical. Maybe the answer is to eat on a different schedule. It sounds as if I have to take a good hard look at my day, and figure out when I should schedule eating, and then make it stick. The flip side of this, however, is that I want to stop obsessing about food! And having to focus on an eating schedule just doesnít fit with this anti-obsession goal.
We all face this issue, but I know that some of us have it figured out. Please share!!!