I can tell itís been a successful day (work-wise, that is) if five oíclock comes and I suddenly find myself light-headed from hunger. Itís only when I work straight through and avoid distractions that I actually get anything done. Distractions, you know, like eating.
And thereís a side benefit. Actually, I have my choice of side benefits (just as I have my choice of dipping sauces, in other, more food-friendly circumstances). I can tell myself that by avoiding food all day, Iíve maybe lost a pound, which wouldnít be a bad thing. Or I can tell myself that since I havenít eaten all day, I can now pig out without guilt. Either way, I win.