Green Smoothie hunger. Can vegans give me advice for fullness?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Today I made a fruit and veggie only smoothie for breakfast.
I used water, 1 cup fresh cranberries, 2 small apples, and 5 huge leaves of lettuce. All from our CSA share.
It came out to about 3 cups and very thick. Total calories were just over 200 when I tracked it.
The taste was much better than yesterday's yogurt, milk, banana, and lettuce smoothie. (And not dirt, LOL) I even felt full. Because of that I'm just finishing up the last of it at 10:30. BUT I've also been hungry the whole time. Which is totally a new and weird experience for me. FULL and HUNGERY??? Full with the desire to keep eating is common for me. But not wanting to eat due to fullness but still be hungry is unsettling.
From past experience I've found I really need about 350 to 400 calories to get my body going in the morning. and protein is key. I need about the same for lunch. And can get by on less of a dinner. And I have about 3 small snacks a day to keep the hunger beast quiet.
I'm not planning of becoming vegetarian or vegan. But I like this mode for getting more fruits and veggies into my daily food plan.
Can those of you that eat a vegetarian or vegan diet share your experiences and tips with me? Is this normal? Does it just take time for the body to adjust? What would you do to feel less hungry?