Over many years, I’ve learned to eat when I’m hungry and to stop when satisfied. I am also pretty clear about portions and nearly never eat more than I need.
However, that can fly out the window when I’m truly exhausted, as I am today. It becomes difficult to differentiate a churning tired belly from a churning hungry one. Perhaps my body thinks food will provide energy, when what it really needs is rest. (Which I can get later. Hooray.)
Until I can rest, I do stick to more of a food plan. I will pre-plan breakfast, lunch and dinner and remind myself of the plan when the churning starts calling at odd times during the day. In this way, I don’t worry about overeating and never obsess.
However, until I can rest, I will obsess about sleep! 🙂