Yup. The title says it all. I could have been succinct and said “Mistaking Thirst for Hunger” but that’s not my style. And I am feeling particularly verbose tonight.
I came home really hungry tonight and managed to contain myself and snacked on pickle slices while making dinner. Then I ate dinner. Then more pickles. Then 5 mini tootsie rolls (2 usually give me a stomach ache). Then, as I went for my fourth handful of hazlenut nut-thin crackers (yum!), I realized that I was really ,really, really thirsty. Furthermore, I was reminded (because I was getting cold in my still sweaty garb, I was so food-focused, I forgot to shower, or even change!) that I had probably lost about 3lbs in sweat today (yah for double workout days!).
So here I sit. With tummy so full of unnecessary food, that I can’t suck down the water and juice ( I like juice that is cut in half with water) that I so very much want.
Has this ever happened to you?
It’s funny because I pretty regularly tell people who say that overeating, or over-snacking, is their downfall when it comes to weight-loss “when you feel hungry, or like you want a snack, have a glass of water, wait 10 minutes, and re-assess.”
And that is why I am posting this. As a reminder to myself: put in practice what I suggest to others. Don’t take for granted that knowledge equals habit. Have a nice glass of water when you get home.