Friday, August 13, 2010
Adjusting to the diet has been relatively easy. When it's time for food, be it a meal or a snack, I am definitely hungry! Other than that, the only times I am really hungry are right before I go to bed. I make sure to have breakfast first thing in the morning, to jumpstart my metabolism. But all of the food tastes good, I've still been eating what I want (just in moderation), and I am looking forward to posting my new weight on Sunday, after I've been on the diet for 5 full days!
The one thing that happened today: I ate breakfast (at 12:30 pm), skipped the snack, waited a little, then had lunch...and I felt kind of full. Not gross and bloated, but as if I had eaten a little bit too much. That was kind of a surprise to me! I went on a short run and then ate a slightly altered snack a bit after 5 (some Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal and a date...didn't feel like the almonds today) that didn't make me feel full--I want to be hungry for dinner!
That's another thing...hunger. Being on this diet has taught me the difference between "hunger" and "feeling like eating." Do they feel exactly the same? Sometimes. But by sticking to the diet, I know that if I have that feeling right after a meal, I'm not actually hungry. And this is a very helpful/healthy/important lesson to learn.