(Me. At 10:36 PM…)
I’m hungry. I should eat.
Nah, I’m not really hungry, but I should eat anyway.
I wanna eat because I’m bored. Tasty snacks will cure my boredom.
Froot Loops. Pasta salad. Or popcorn. Either or.
I’m seriously not even hungry.
I should just drink some water and go to bed.
…right after I eat some popcorn.
OMG! Chocolate cake is seriously out of the question right now. I think??
Ummm, I’m just a little bits hungry.
(Me. At 10:46 PM…)
It took me 10 minutes to think it through and talk myself out of chocolate cake, sugary Froot Loops and carb-infested pasta salad. Whew! I ended the night with a handful of popcorn and a glass of water. Not bad. Not bad at all. Especially since I really wanted that chocolate cake.
If you crave unauthorized, greedy last night snacks, keep your booty planted on the couch/bed/floor and think it through before you take action towards the kitchen. It just might save you a few hundred calories.