I had a late night conference at work last night. My supervisor bought pizza for everyone. By the time I had a chance to eat, the pizza was cold and overcooked to top it off. As I ate a few square of it, I already knew that it wasn't satisfying. It didn't really taste good and I knew that it wasn't going to satisfy my brain for my dinner.
My question is this: why did I continue to eat it when I knew it wasn't satisfying or enjoyable to eat? Do you ever find yourself eating something that isn't even good or what you want to eat? I had this conversation with a co-worker today and she said the same thing. The pizza was cold and didn't taste good so she went home to eat some more. Me too! I found myself eating Hickory Farms sausage and cheese with my husband. Normally, I wouldn't eat a high fat snack at night. However, I felt "cheated" at dinner. I was looking for something to satisfy my brain. I wasn't real hungry but felt like I needed a snack before bed. I ended up overeating and surpassing my calories for sure.
Lesson learned: if it doesn't taste good or it isn't want I want to eat, just say no.