Monday, November 19, 2012
It's time to tweak SP to suit my individual needs. I need to plan 'time' because doing things the 'normal' way is not working for me.
I wake up each day around 9-9:30 and don't go to sleep until about 12-1 am. I like it this way and don't plan to change it. So, having the normal eating schedule doesn't work. I spend way to much time at night hungry. And, if it doesn't work, chances are I won't stay with it for long.
So ~ I am not going to force myself to eat breakfast. I have never been a breakfast person. But, being that I am border-line diabetic (which I plan to get rid of) I do need to eat 'something'. Something I can live with. SO ~ I will go back to having a cappuccino every morning. Hey, that is 1 serving of milk. Besides, I meditate and you are not supposed to get too full before meditation. IF I can, and feel like it, I will add a small fruit. This is not a problem right now because I LOVE Christmas oranges.
Around 1-1:30 (only 4 hours) I will have lunch. I am hungry by then, but not too hungry so I don't want too much ~ something medium sized. Like a salad with protein or a sandwich with protein or eggs and toast. And something else small. Pudding, fruit, cookies. I am lucky because I am not fussy for the first 2 meals of the day ~ if I like something, I can pretty much have the same thing, over and over.
About 4-5, I do get the mid-afternoon low blood sugar 'thing'. A little bit later in the afternoon than most but it's there. Something within reason ~ fruit doesn't do it for me at this time, however. Yogurt, graham crackers with peanut butter, a cheese string. It looks like I've written things with protein, so protein it is.
Supper (I will NEVER get used to calling it 'dinner' lol) Between 6-7. Well, that's when I AM hungry and need to eat. So, I have to make something good and nutritious that still tastes like a small piece of heaven. (so sad that they never add more emots. This should be an angel.) I have some trusty stand-by, never fail recipes but I need to find more. I have a VERY hard time finding recipes that I like on SP so the search is on.
MUST add a meal ~ not a snack, an actual small meal at around 10-11. One of the SP coaches said on today's video that a snack is between 100-150 calories. I've tried snacking and I just end up having 3-5 snacks so that is not the way to go. I need something to actually fill the HUGE gap I feel around this time ~ I have to have some protein etc. I am still working on the details but I need to have this addition. For me, its essential.
So, I am going to implement this, starting today. I think it will work a whole lot better for me. We shall see . . .