A few years ago, someone told me their mom had lost quite a bit of weight by changing a few things.
- Ate cereal for breakfast
- Had a large salad for Lunch.
- Ate anything she wanted for dinner with these exceptions:
- She could not eat after 6 p.m.
One of the side affects of this I saw real fast, was that I would wake up in the middle of the night starving. My tummy would grumble like it had not eaten in a week. I learned that water could quiet my stomach down enough until I could eat in the morning. I stuck to my guns about not eating after 6 p.m. On a few occasions I had to politely turned down someone's offer to eat after my dead line. Some understood but many more let me know how ridiculous it was and tried to guilt me into eating.
So again, my point here is changing another habit. Maybe you cannot set a 6 p.m. deadline, maybe it is a 6:30 or 7 deadline. But just like everything else we need to do in our lives, it needs to be budgeted. When you don't budget the times, like everything else it can spin out of control faster than chocolate disappears from a chocoholic's hand to their mouth. In other words, DON'T BLINK.
Find times that work for you and your family. It may be difficult at first to get everyone together for dinner, but keep trying till you work out the quirks. It will come.
I am interested to hear if anyone else has set feeding times?