This morning, I woke up with a food hangover.
I struggle with emotional eating. And while it has improved over the last year, last night, I felt like I ate myself into oblivion. Okay, so it wasn’t that bad, but I ate all of the leftovers I brought home from dinner after I responsibly practiced The 50% Solution.
Was I hungry? No.
Did I need to eat those leftovers? No.
But I felt compelled to eat them.
Wow. Doesn’t that sound like I’m the victim?
Eating too much food like that just because I’m crabby makes me feel full, bloated, gross. The guilt? Sure, it’s there. But I think I was more angry. Angry with myself that I didn’t handle it differently.
The damage is done. So, how do you cure a food hangover?
Well, how did I feel like I should cure my food hangover today? Well, with more food of course.
My friend Stacy was right when she said momentum works both ways. If I continue with this pattern, I’ll just build momentum in the wrong direction.
Off to the grocery store tonight for some fresh produce. Need to nip this one in the bud.