Thank you guys who commented on my last post. It’s good to know that you’re not alone in all this appetite madness. It really does get a bit overwhelming at times, but I’m trying to keep a positive attitude and enjoy this whole learning process.
I thought it might be fun to do an online journal of sorts of this eating experiment of mine. Since it’s all a learning process I thought maybe if I put it out there it might be helpful to someone else down the line. And if not, well it provides some perspective for me in the long run. So here goes…
Breakfast was a protein omlet/pancake of sorts topped with apple sauce, almonds and flax. Was good and filling, but didn’t sit in my stomach too long, no stomach pain (which is always a plus).
The rest of the day my eating was sporatic because was on the go all day long, working out some paper work at my uni. Snacks were fruit and lunch was split pea soup and some rice cakes with butter and an egg. I seem to be cravin butter like it’s no bodies buisness, I’m imagining it’s my bodies way of asking for more fat. My evening meal was eaten at work – that was a PB sandwich and a banana. I think I’m in the habit of muching in the evening because before sleeping I drank a cup of steamed soy milk and called it a night.
I woke up SO hungry this morning. Usually it takes at leat 30 minutes to an hour after I first open my eyes before my appetite kicks in, but today it was there since I opened my eyes. I was missing my beloved oats and decided to try some this morning, but I was so hungry I felt it wasn’t enough so I boiled an egg as well. After eating I was STUFFED, but my stomach hurt, I was bloated and then hungry less then two hours later – what the heck?
I should have known to eat sooner, but I was silly and I tried to hold off my hunger till lunch – BAAAD idea. Ended up eating way more junk then I wanted to for lunch and then feeling guilty for the rest of the day because of it. Lesson learned – listen to your body and not your head. The rest of the day was some pretty sporatic eating at work – I was starving all day and seemed to be munching anything and everything and drinking loads and loads of coffee. I still need to figure out if the oats were the cause of my stomach troubles this morning, and if a carb heavy meal is really what I need to kick off the day. Also, I think I need to go on a mini-sugar and coffee detox – I still have my pre-exam habit of 4 coffees a day, which is robbing my body of vitamins and seriously sabotaging my energy I think.
So goals for tomorrow – drink less coffee, eat more fats and learn to savor your food/don’t let yourself get too hungry.
Also operation “love your body” needs to get a seriouse boost because I had my first really bad body image day in a while :(. I actually broke down a little earlier on because I just feel so… bleh. Anyhow, tomorrows a new day, and hopefully a better one.
What’s one food you think you could never live without? For me it used to be my beloved oats – but I guess life likes to surprise you when you least expect it.