Snacking after dinner
Here is another example. I used the same technique to help break the habit of snacking after dinner. This client would eat her dinner, clean up, sit down for 30 minutes to watch TV and then she would get up and raid the fridge.
- Location – at home especially the kitchen
- Time – after dinner
She was to change her evening routine by eating dinner, cleaning up and then going upstairs to have a shower and going to bed, where she would read or watch TV. I told her that if she went to the fridge after dinner, she had to promise me that she would do five burpees or scream. I know that sounds weird, but that was another way to disrupt the pattern.
She hated burpees and was too embarrassed to scream so this is how she overcame her late night snacking.
By breaking this habit she was rewarded with better sleep, weight loss, energy, clearer skin and she was genuinely amazed at the difference it made to her well being.