During the school year she would catch me in the carpool line at my kids’ school.
During the summer, she would sneak up on me while running errands or working on a project.
The conversation began with a light tap on the shoulder.
“Hello,” she whispered politely.
“It’s 3:00. I’d like to eat now please.”
Of course I recognized the voice as my stomach.
We have regular conversations so I’m used to her demands.
“Not now,” I would say.
“I’m busy. Besides, I already had lunch.”
That was usually enough to buy myself another 30 minutes or so.
And then she would come back.
This time the tap was more like a nudge.
“Excuse me,” she would say – a little less sweetly this time – “lunch was 3 hours ago. I need to eat now.”
For dramatic effect she would throw in an audible rumble.
“Hold on, wouldya? I said I was busy. I will get to you when I can.”
Clearly I was a tad annoyed and had even started getting a little short with people around me.
30 minutes later she was back again.
This time, in her full hands on hips, finger waving glory.
She threw everything she had at me – the stomach rumble, the slight light headedness and the classic low blood sugar irritability.
“LOOK HERE MISSY!
Here you are asking for all this brain power and creative energy with nothing in your tank.
God forbid you try to do some exercise.
I should let you pass out.
That’s what I should do.
I’m not going to treat you like you are treating me.”
At this point I had officially become hangry.
(Hungry and angry.)
I looked for the first thing I could find to shut her up so I could get on with what I was doing.
Usually it was some form of junk.
She paid me back by slowing down my metabolism and making me feel like crap later on.
The moral of the story: Feed your 3:00pm hungry girl before she gets nasty!
The time between lunch and dinner is the most frequently abused eating time of the day.
That is the time when vending machines make the most money and candy bowls get cleaned out.
If staying grown, sexy and healthy is on your radar, you MUST plan for LINNER!
Save half of your lunch.
Pack an extra sandwich.
Grab side salad.
Do whatever you need to do to avoid the heated 3:00PM conversation.
Committed to your brilliance,
Resource: I DO Know What to Eat
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