In last month’s blog, Fool-Proof Healthy Eating Advice for Work and On-the-Go, we talked about feeling pressed for time when all we really want is simple – easy – quick. I feel ya. We’re in this together, sharing the same oars, in the same boat.
Human nature has us programmed to fill our needs however we can. When we do ‘give in’ or indulge, there are horrible feelings attached. We KNOW we shouldn’t, but we FEEL compelled to fill said need. I’m tellin’ you. Our instinctive drive to feel comfort/safety is extremely strong and will make us do the craziest, stupidest, most ridiculous activities.
For instance, let’s say you didn’t sleep well the night before and have a stressful morning. You work through lunch to get caught up, forget to eat, and suddenly find yourself famished. Your back is achy and you’re frustrated with yourself for not getting away from your desk sooner. You grab the pretzels and candy at your desk to bridge the energy gap. After finally getting up, every single piece of candy, morsel of cookie and crumb of chips has you on high alert. And so the snacking-fest begins….