I can tell you from years of experience that a thin mentality is so much easier when you aren’t tired.
Remember that everything is easier you are rested, right? We forget that.
As you make the transition from being a dieter, to behaving like a thin person instead, give yourself every advantage. And that includes prioritizing rest.
I can hear some of you saying that getting enough rest/sleep just isn’t going to happen.
I say make it happen. Find a way. Get creative.
A successful thin mentality capitalizes on your body’s natural instincts and rhythms. And these are just so much easier to hear when you don’t have “fatigue” interference.
When I stare into the fridge, and I am tired, I don’t hear my body as well. When I am in this position, if I possibly can, I try to go to sleep first, then eat.
Please make sure you hear that correctly. I am not saying that you shouldn’t eat if you are hungry. But when I am tired and grumpy, I am not good at hearing what my body needs. So I say to myself, go rest, then when you wake up, eat whatever you crave.
This is very different than denying yourself food, like when you are on a diet. I am merely postponing the eating until I can actually enjoy it. Because when I am tired and kind of hungry it isn’t nearly as rewarding to eat.
I savor being hungry and having an opportunity for enjoyment. I am not going to waste it when I am tired. And if I am tired, but know I really need to eat something before I rest, I do. But it isn’t that great, and I eat as little as possible to get myself satiated enough to be able to go lay down.
The theme here, as with much of my advice, is that I try to make eating as wonderful as I can for myself. I eat when I am truly hungry. And if I am tired when I eat, my body isn’t as good at “thanking” me for eating. It doesn’t taste as good, and it isn;t as satisfying.
So, a brief review:
It takes commitment, focus and dedication to buck the diet industry in favor of re-igniting your thin mentality, the one you were born with.
Give yourself every advantage, and that includes being able to distinguish hunger from fatigue. They are related and those signals can get crossed. So, if you think you might be tired, try rest before eating. It will be much more rewarding.