Friday, March 20, 2009
This past week my calorie intake dropped by about 400 calories a day. This was not on purpose, and it's very surprising to me. It may be in part that I'm making wiser calorie choices and that the foods I'm eating are more nutrient-dense, but it still surprises me to not feel hungry. Last night, I actually had to make myself eat some dinner of rice and veggies.
With that said, I am now eating within the calorie range that sparkpeople recommended, so I don' t think that I'm under eating. Also, I eat fairly constantly throughout the day, so my energy seems pretty steady.
I also noticed this past week that I don't feel so good after I eat a couple of foods: dairy products and peanut butter. I know that many people have dairy and peanut allergies or intolerances, so I'm considering taking these foods out of my diet for awhile to see if this makes a difference. I'm a vegetarian and soy products give me terrible gas, so I'm going to have to figure out some good alternatives for getting protein. I do eat eggs and fish, so that should help.
I'm curious to see what might happen next in my eating adventure!