I've been trawling the Internet but I can't find anything that relates or would help!
I keep trying to get back on my calorie counting plan. I schedule, preplan and prepare! I get up in the morning and do my exercises and struggle through work (I get no breaks between 9am and 2pm but sneak a few grapes to munch on).
When I have lunch at 2pm I am feeling tired and wanting to de-stress from work. I eat my planned food but my mind starts whispering about how relaxing and blissful it would be to zone out with more food. If I can I stay strong, exercise and start preparing dinner for the family which is usually ready by about 4pm.
I have one more "allowance" for snacks in my calorie budget which I save for about 6pm. But even whilst eating dinner my mind is saying its hungry and I want more food.
I go for a walk after dinner, wash up, have a bath and then have my snacks. I am certain from a tummy point of view my hunger levels are satisfied. But this is where I am at a loss! A combination of boredom and a strong desire to unwind and relax and feel that bliss you get when eating something delicious in front of the TV nags at me and it doesn't stop nagging until I give in and ruin my whole day of sticking to plan!
Advise online suggests going for a walk (done) having a bath (done) or distracting oneself. But I want to relax not start cleaning out the closet! Or exercising more! I want that zoning out bliss! But how do you get that without food?
I must confess that the kids being off school for 6 weeks isn't helping. I usually get some peace after work before they get home but I have no space or time to relax with them home!