You wake up in the morning, gun for the coffee pot, eat a healthy breakfast, and run the kids to school or jet to the office. Mornings have never been a problem for you. The routine is comforting, thoughts about food are faint, and your mind is focused on the overwhelming tasks set ahead.
Hunger? What hunger. Daytime hunger ques don’t exist. Your brain is a happy camper, stimulated by conversations and important work projects. You’re lucky if you get a minute to go to the bathroom, let alone sit down and have a lunch break. Throughout the day, you get in another coffee (or two), a lunch (if lucky), and a few small snacks such as a piece of fruit, a protein bar, or a handful of stale nuts found in your drawer.
The day is done before you know it, and you are on your way home. Then, the alarm bells go off. Your mind is screaming at you for food. By the time you get inside, you are in the kitchen finding a snack to eat, so you can start making dinner without food cravings taking over. Only, the thing is, without a thought, you end up eating an equivalent of half a plate of food while cooking dinner for yourself or your family.
You sit down and eat your portioned dinner, only to feel hungry not even 30 minutes later. So the torment begins. Trying to resist, to no prevail, you end up snacking the rest of the evening.
And then the cycle continues, day after day, week after week, year after year. And you wonder why you have put on 30lb+.
I am here to tell you this is one of the most common themes in my practice. I work with intelligent, high-functioning women like yourself. Your brain is on “fire” all day, getting jolts of dopamine and serotonin from being stimulated with tasks and responsibilities. Unfortunately, when the work day ends, your brain doesn’t comprehend it. It still wants to be stimulated. And it knows from previous experiences… food will give it the buzz it’s after.
It’s not your fault though. Your brain has wired its chemicals in a way that seeks stimulation every waking minute you’re up. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can teach your brain to relax and wind down at night. You can be at peace in the evening without constantly feeling like you need to gorge on food.
We can re-fuel, re-wire, and re-build your brain to be a food ally instead of a food enemy in just three phases. The only thing you have to do is be willing to try something different!
Are you ready? Send me a message with the subject It’s Time – and I will send you the 1-to-1 exclusive information package!
Your Weight Loss Coach, Jill Bunny