On Sunday afternoon I got paged for a service call. The ATM was about 1.5 hours away so that's 3 hours of driving plus the time spent at the ATM. As I was putting on my shoes I started thinking about taking something to eat "just in case". I still feel anxiety when I am getting hungry and have not growled yet. I have to admit I don't always wait for the growl. It is one of the things I am really working on. On Monday I have to do my route and someone else's so it will be a full day. I will be in the car all day getting only long enough to get the deposits out of the ATM and take them in to the bank.
I usually take a food bar, some almonds, some fruit, and maybe a small sandwich. Does it bother you if there is food in the car? I will have all that eaten by 10 or 11 a.m. if I take all that. All I am taking is a food bar because I will have the pills with me that I take and I like to take them with food. I will have my 64 oz. of water with me. If I get too hungry I will just buy something - usually some peanuts somewhere to get me home. It really irks me that food in the car bothers me until I eat it. I just won't have it in the car then. What's the worst thing that could happen if I get hungry and don't eat for a while? My body will burn some stored fat and that's not a bad thing.
Metabolism will not slow down and muscle tissue will not be used for energy. Things have to be pretty extreme for that to happen. We overeaters like to find some reason to "keep our strength up" - these two reasons are only ways to rationalize in my opinion. The body is not that sensitive to swings in intake. I have seen it recommended to bloggers that they should eat more for the sake of metabolism - really? An otherwise healthy person is in no danger from cutting back calories to a reasonable level for weight loss. There are people who fast one day a week. That guy who produced "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" does a 10-day juice fast every 90 days.
Do any of you spend a lot of time in the car? How do you handle the food thing?