Seasonal affective disorder tip that may help others as well as me
Saturday, October 13, 2018
I've finally figured out what is wrong with me lately. I've been craving and bingeing on starchy carbs in the late afternoon and evening and put some weight back on. I thought it was my eating disorder due to the stress and anxiety of going through another medical assessment.
However, after some research i've realised it's my seasonal affective disorder kicking in with probably a touch of eating disorder thrown in as well. To deal with it I need to switch my eating pattern around so that I eat the vast majority of my starchy carbs later in the day which is completely counter-intuative to what I've always been told about losing weight. I suppose I should have paid more attention to what my body has been telling me all along, that I prefer to eat light in the morning and at lunchtime regardless of the season. Better to work with your natural instincts than against them. Hopefully this will help me stay in better control.
Guess I also need to put my other strategies into effect now too i.e. sunrise/sunset clock, light therapy and aromatherapy. I swear it's a full-time job just keeping track of my medical conditions!
So here's to yogurt and protein smoothies for breakfast plus hearty stews for dinner and cereal for supper. 😲