What’s the other half of the battle?

It’s likely that you’ve heard the phrase, “Well now you know, and knowing’s half the battle.”

OK, knowing is half the battle, but what’s the other half?

I asked this question over at Slimmify.com:

How do you combat the late-night munchies?

User “robulus” (who runs a website LiveAndMove.net) came up with this response.  Here’s an excerpt, with my emphasis:

I am constantly hungry, and I eat constantly. I snack in between my snacks. But I know that I don’t need to, that my body is designed to go longer periods without solid food. Water is of course a continual necessity. So, when it’s late at night, I do not let myself eat. To be honest, it doesn’t always work, but it is a process of mind over body. The battle is won in the mind. […] Knowing is half the battle… the other half is deciding. 🙂

Late at night, I can choose to throw down a bowl of mac and cheese, or I can have a glass of water, or some tea, to stave off the hunger.  It’s a decision. Each decision not to pig out at night makes the next decision not to pig out a little bit easier.  The last few nights I’ve managed to either drink water (with some sugar-free flavoring) or have low-calorie snacks like a fruitsicle or a few corn cakes (like rice cakes, but corn).

Here’s to battling and deciding!

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