Andrew wakes up every morning at 6:30am. The first thing he does is set his coffee machine to brew a fresh cup of Joe and jumps into the shower.
When he is all dressed, he heads downstairs to his kitchen, grabs a slice of white bread and pops it in to the toaster. When it's done toasting, he keeps it in his mouth as he ties his shoes. He finishes the rest of it with his hot cup of Joe, grabs his jacket, and he is out of the house by 7:30am. His commute is 30 minutes long to work.
The next time Andrew eats is about 12:30pm. He usually goes out to eat with his co-workers to either the Chipotle around the block, a Jersey Mikes Subs in a shopping plaza not too far away, or Ray's Pizzeria across the street.
Today, he enjoyed an Italian Sub on a white roll with a large soda. By the time he gets back into the office, it is 1:30pm and he has about 3 more hours left in his work day.
By the time 2pm rolls around, Andrew has this huge drop of energy and feels really tired. His eyes all of a sudden shut at will and it's very hard for him to keep them open. This isn't the first time he has experienced this so what does he usually do to stay awake?
He goes to the vending machine, which is on the same floor as his office, and gets a bag of chips with a can of Diet Coke. This common snack duo should definitely give him the mid afternoon "pick me up" he needs right?
Right before he is about to clock out a long day at work, Andrew is really hungry again and can't wait to eat dinner. He is actually thinking about what he's going to eat for dinner for the last 30 minutes of his work day. Is it going to be Chinese Food or a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich from his favorite pizzeria? Or maybe he'll stop at a Shake Shack and grab a burger with a side of fries? Whatever it's going to be, it's going to be a lot of it!
During the drive home, all he is thinking about is what he is going to eat. He drives past a neon sign that says "Hot Fresh Pizza" and BOOM! He's locked. Pizza it is! Nothing is getting in Andrews way until he has a "Hot Fresh Pizza" in his mouth.
He gets home dials it in, and eats half of the box and puts the rest of it in the fridge for dinner tomorrow. An hour goes by after that delicious feast and all of a sudden, Andrew is hungry again! Andrew is now opening cupboards, the freezer door, and the pantry for anything that can satisfies his late night sweet tooth.
Andrew has a couple spoonful's of vanilla ice cream and attempts to watch a movie on Netflix but falls asleep before he can even put the ice cream back in the freezer.
Beep, beep, beep goes his alarm and Day 2 out of 5 of the work week begins with the same daily routine all over again.
Have you ever had a day that kind of looked like this? Rushed morning, big lunches, mid-day crashing, "target locked" eating binges, and irresistible urges of sugar at night?