So What Is The Plan?
First off, I don’t begin with breakfast. I do believe in listening to my body, and if my body says not to eat first thing in the morning, then to me I actually really need to listen.
There is a caveat to this though, and that caveat is when I’m waking up in a leisurely manner on the week ends or my day off or the days in which I start work late, I have family around me, all of a sudden it isn’t about breakfast, it’s about brunch. Brunch is that transitional time between breakfast and lunch. So with that said, generally speaking it will be something to do with eggs and something to do with some form of bacon. So, this is more to do with pleasure time and building relationship time,
However, when I think of breakfast, that to me is simply coffee. When I complete the task of having my coffee, my coffee time is completed. I have cream in my coffee, and so that means when my coffee time is completed my cream time is completed. The rest of the day is coffee free and cream free.
For those of you who are Tim Horton’s or McDonalds all day coffee people, not to mention Starbucks, CoffeeCultures, etc., unless you are drinking black coffee or black tea for that matter then unfortunately you might be adding in an overwhelming amount of carbs over your day.
I think it is really good to pay attention also to your sleep patterns, to be able to know when to cut yourself off of caffein. Outside of the fact that I only have my coffee in the morning I also try very hard to have my pop with my lunch and I try to make sure that I stop sipping on that pop by mid afternoon, because I don't want the caffein to interrupt with my ability to get to sleep.
For my water intake I make sure that I have my water bottle with me in my picnic bag everyday but, I also take my water bottle with me to bed because it’s a sexy water bottle, and the truth is if I wake up during the night and my throat is dry I have my water there and it helps me get back to sleep. If I don’t have the water then I will wake up with an uncontrollably itchy throat >:(.
The next thing that I think is really important, is to be able to recognize how boredom plays a HUGE roll in regards to eating. It also plays a huge roll in regards to any addiction. It is so bizarre how it is that we have a million things to do everyday, we receive hundreds of emails, have a to-do list that is so long, and yet the moment we have 5 seconds to ourselves we’re like, ‘well what do I do? I have nothing to do’. So it is so easy to fill this space with things that don’t give you anything in return, accept to achieve avoidance.
It is so easy to fill those few moments with addictions, being on the web, looking at your phone, talking about nothing, scarfing up odd bits of food that people have presented to you in nice little candy dishes.
So, instead decide what it is that you are going to do with that boredom. DO something, take up something, re-direct yourself into something that means something! Read this blog! Find a new recipe to try! Take up a hobby!
Bottom lining it, make sure you are feeling important and significant in what you do. Mindlessly eating is not something that you can write down as an achievement, “so what did you do this year?” “Why, I mindlessly ate for hundreds of hours and gained many pounds.”
This just doesn’t look good on your year end report.
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