I’m not sure if I’ve been mentioning this on the blog but my nightly snack habit has resurfaced. I try to limit it to fruit or some cereal but I know that sometimes I eat more than I should. Yesterday morning it appeared like that habit caught up with me and my body was ready to show me who was boss. (I’m going to give you meal times to give you the complete picture!)
I woke up at my usual time and got ready for the day. I packed my breakfast to eat at work when my stomach was telling me that it wasn’t ready for a meal yet. I had a few nibbles here or there but nothing I would classify as major.
Staying in touch with my stomach, I drank some water and coffee and headed off to my meeting, breakfast in town just in case. It wasn’t until 10:15am that my stomach finally started rumbling letting me know it was ready to eat. Enter Bob’s Red Mill Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal (my usual BRM love) in a Jar! Cooked in half water, half almond milk, I added in blueberries, a bit of maple syrup, and almond slices on top for a delicious meal!
Despite not being hungry I took my lunch break to enjoy the sunshine. These gorgeous flowers captured my eye and reminded me that spring is finally, finally here!
Around 2:30pm I was hungry for lunch. I had a favorite salad combo as of late – spinach and romaine, black beans, roasted carrots and asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, and a sprinkle of cheese, all topped with Annie’s Green Garlic dressing.
Snack time came around 4:45 – half of a Yoplait key lime yogurt, 1/2c grapes, and some peanut butter.
I hit the gym after work to give my new sneakers a test run. They felt great during my elliptical. However, I think that taking a long lunch walk tired me out before I even got started. I wrapped up after just under 30 minutes and spent a good deal of time stretching.
I was hungry by the time I got home around 7:15 and made use of the final piece of bread in my apartment – an Udi’s whole grain hamburger bun! Review to come. I toasted it up and topped it with spinach, red pepper spread, sriracha, an egg, and a slice of lite cheddar cheese. I had the final 1/4c of baked beans on the side.
Dessert was around 9 – raspberries and blueberries (plus half a pear) topped with cinnamon, a few chia seeds, a pinch of crispy rice cereal, and peanut butter.
I was excited when I woke up this morning and was hungry! I feel back on track and in control which is a wonderful feeling. I think yesterday was my body reminding me it’s time for spring and summer eating / foods and I was happy to listen!
I had “oats” in a jar, this time with the last 1/2T of peanut butter and the same toppings as yesterday. I also had an egg white on the side.
Here’s to Friday even if it includes a lot of Passover cleaning and packing for my trip tomorrow!
Does your body ever say “enough” and demand a break from food?