My early morning routine -- sit, drink coffee, munch
Saturday, July 02, 2011
I'm sitting here starting the day and have realized that years ago I became very proficient at managing my day because the first hour or so I enjoyed no distractions and spent taking care of paperwork. Nowadays the "paperwork" can be paying bills online, setting up meetings with teams electronically, checking email, reading headlines.
But I developed a bad habit of also enjoying 2 cups of caffeine and munching. Munching continuously. First the healthy bran wafers and low-fat cheese. Next the unlimited supply of nuts kept nearby to keep away sugary muffins. I rarely eat "bad" foods, but I love the constant grazing in the morning.
Unlike my lunch and dinner which I stop eating because I'm full, this is the start of the day and I'm mindless about whether I'm full because of the enjoyment of the relative isolation and food. And continual munching has given me too many calories.
I hope this realization can help stop the munching. It reminds me of the stop smoking programs where you list when the cravings are the highest.