I struggle with not eating a meal as soon as I come home from work.
What can I do to eat my dinner meal at 17:00 instead of once I enter the house, which may be anytime from 13:00 to 16:00?
My mind says:
- you just had a hard day at work
- you have nothing else to do
- you are tired and need energy
- you need comfort
- you need the food to relax
- you deserve a meal now
But I want to answer the WHAT question above, not listen to my mind.
I do meal prep and write down my meal the day before so I do not need to spend any time in the kitchen.
In order to support my 17:00 planned meal time I must go somewhere else in the house and complete other things.
I can do the following actions to counter what my mind says:
- work on a quilt
- talk to my husband
- write in my blog
- walk in the park
I have a short list now but I know the list will grow as I come to value the time between lunch and planned dinnertime as time I can use to weigh, measure and accomplish the other things I want to do in life. I may not yet know what all of them are but as I add them to my list I will see I am living my life instead of just weighing and measuring food in the kitchen. WHAT I can do is take my focus off food and into the rest of life.