The Carb Cabinet Calls My Name
Raise your hand if you’ve felt this way before. You just can’t stop eating when you are home all day long.
There may be a few reasons why you feel like snacking all day. Here are just two:
- You’re Bored without realizing it
- Your body needs more satiated meals and snacks
Let’s talk about boredom. In our post the other day we talked about how structure innately is built into our brains. We were born into a society where our days were practically planned for us.
Which is why we have breakfast lunch and dinner.
Breakfast is usually at home, before work. Lunch was during work hours. Dinner, hopefully, is at home, after work.
Now take away the common denominator: work.
What do you get? A confused body.
When we are bored, the first thing our body thinks of is food.
So how do we combat this? When you’re home and you feel yourself going to the carb cabinet or fridge, stop and make yourself answer this question “am I really hungry to just bored?”
If you’re just bored, let’s grab a big nalgene and fill it up with some flavored water, or heat up a cup of tea. Don’t give in to the ‘bored hunger pains’. They aren’t really there.
The second part of the equation is looking at what type of meals you have had prior to this “sander to the carb cabinet”. Are you eating meals that are well balanced? Do they have enough protein, carbs and fats to keep you full and avoiding the fridge?
To put it very basically, your plate should have 30% of calories coming from Protein, 30% of calories coming from Fat, and 40% of calories coming from (‘good’) Carbohydrate sources.
How do you figure out some of the basic math? Tune in tomorrow for more.
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