This afternoon I had a Snack Attack.
I volunteer/work at my church on Tuesdays and always bring my lunch. I make a sandwich using light bread and fat-free lunch meat. A good hour or more after I had eaten my sandwich, the pastor was ordering a piece of chicken for her late lunch and she asked me if I wanted anything. Yes, I did. But I didn’t know what I wanted. The sandwich had not satisfied my appetite at all. Chips would be good, but no, I really didn’t want chips. I didn’t want chicken either. Then the pastor said that there were peanut butter crackers (the snack pack kind) in the closet. Yes, that sounded good. So I had four peanut butter crackers. Not too bad.
When I got home in the late afternoon I was sitting at my computer answering emails when I found that I could not concentrate because I was hungry again. Too early for supper, so I looked for snack. Chips and pretzels. Not so awful I decided. So I ate some chips and a decent sized portion of pretzels.
As supper time approached, my hunger level was low. I ended up having a late supper of one small bowl of vegetable soup.
Now, I should feel guilty about having two snacks this afternoon. A snack of any kind will put weight on me so easily. However, I keep thinking that if I had given in to my hunger at 4:00pm and had supper instead of a snack I might have been better off. I would have prepared a salad and a small bowl of soup.
Which is better – to end the hunger by having a snack and a late supper, or end the hunger by having an early dinner?