Life is filled with habits — good ones like brushing your teeth, being spontaneous and starting the day with coffee, and also bad ones too. Like everyone, I have a few bad habits that I could stand to break.
This week’s Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 topic is breaking a habit. More specifically, we’re supposed to choose a habit to work on breaking over the next two weeks.
My Bad Habit: Eating at night
Why I Want to Break It: Let me back up for a second, the reason for my late night snacking is largely that I work late. Working late is a habit I broke a long time ago … except over the past few months, I have started doing it again. And it’s not good for me. When I stay up late, I end up snacking (ahem, keeping the energy up) and also don’t get enough sleep. Vicious cycle.
So it’s really two-fold — I need to stop working at night and also stop eating at night. By doing these two things, I suspect I will see the scale start descending again … and I will be more alert without copious amounts of coffee.
Check back in two weeks … I’ll be reporting back on my habit-breaking quest.
Be sure to check out the other ELB bloggers for the habits they want to break too.
- Cate O’Malley from Sweetnicks
- Joanne from Eats Well with Others
- Chris Arpante – Melecotte
- Patsy – Family, Friends and Food
- Claire – Cooking is Medicine
- Rivki Locker – Healthy Eating for Ordinary People
- Sarah Rogers – Sarah’s Sweet Creations
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.