Can we talk about the food that pops up at 2am when you are on call in the hospital???
It’s amazing how tempting that food can be when you really would prefer to be cozy in bed asleep.
On-call eating was one of the biggest challenges I had to overcome in order to lose weight. And for a long time, I didn’t think I would be able to.
So how do you stick to your healthy eating in the middle of the night or post call?
In this week’s podcast, I am sharing my top 3 tools that have helped me transform my own eating on call. I teach these same tools (and give help applying them) to the members of Thrive Academy for Physicians.
I’ll summarize the tools here but be sure to listen to the whole episode to get all the details.
Stop Being Surprised – Being on call isn’t a surprise. Wanting to overeat on call or post-call isn’t a surprise either. When you recognize that it is a recurring pattern, you can start creating solutions that work.
Manage the Stress Of Being On Call – How you think about your call matters. It can either add to your stress (which will trigger eating) or it can help you feel calm and in control of whatever your call looks like.
Mentally Rehearse – It is easy to forget about these tools between now and your next call shift. Practice mentally rehearsing on your way into the hospital or the morning you start call. Bonus – this is a powerful tool that can be done on the fly – you don’t have to stop what you are doing to mentally rehearse feeling great around any food that might show up.
Listen to the full episode below to get all the details.