Hunger's a funny thing. Sometimes it smells like bacon and sometimes it smells like melting cheese. And for me, often times, it's coming off of someone else's food and tantalizing me when I should not eat.
Hunger. Sometimes you can control it, and sometimes you can't. Sometimes it defies reasoning, and sometimes it's quite logical.
For me it's a mix of a little bit of everything, and sometimes a little bit of nothing, and well, frankly, I'm not sure what to do with that.
Like I'm sure so many would, that's a situation I would l like to change.
Yet hunger has dug in it's heals, even when everything seems just right.
Strangely though, it gives up at the strangest of times.
I don't get it, but I think I'm going to have to get it sometime, and sometime soon.
I've noticed, on the days I eat a healthy-sized breakfast, lunch and dinner, all about the same amount of calories, give or take a few, and a couple of small snacks thrown in too, it just doesn't feel like it's all hitting the spot.
After all, I started this journey as an overeater.
My stomach is big. I wish it would shrink on the inside as well as the outside, but it seems that only the outside has done some shrinking.
When I eat that way, I feel compelled to keep eating, and eating, and eating until I come to the end of my tracked food. Then I wonder, is there something low cal that I can sneak in my day without hurting anything too much?
Yes, that is my dirty little secret. I don't want to be hungry.
Yet I noticed something funny the past two days.
It's really interesting in fact.
There might be something to this whole "breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper" thing.
Strangely, do to a desire to stick to my tracked food and due to an unusual schedule, I altered my eating plan.
Frankly, I don't know if it's a good idea the way I'm doing it now, but I think maybe I can take the concept, tweak it a little and make it work.
The past two days I've been eating breakfast and lunch really close together, making it sort of a long drawn out brunch. Then I eat a light snack quite a number of hours later, and then again, many hours later I eat a big dinner.
It's kept me from being hungry, but I don't know that it's good, even though it's within my tracked calories.
I think maybe what's helped the most is eating big early in the day. So maybe what I need to do is plan a big breakfast, and do as the old saying says, and progressively eat less throughout the day, until I'm done eating my calories. Or, I could just eat a big breakfast, nix one of my snacks, eat a really small lunch and a dinner-sized dinner.
I'm not sure what I would eat at breakfast though, in either case. It certainly would change my way of thinking about the meal.
I'll have to give it a whirl, one idea or the other. I think maybe next week I'll do that. I've planned my eating for the rest of this week, so I think I'll stay the course until it's time to change the plan.
Hopefully, the changes that may come will help me curb my hunger.
The funny thing is that in the beginning of my journey, hunger wasn't a big issue. Now for some reason it is, and I wish that it wasn't, especially since I know as the weight comes off, I will need to alter my calorie intake accordingly.
I'm looking forward to the smaller waistline, but I'm not looking forward to the smaller plate just yet. Until I work out this hunger situation, it scares me a little bit to think I have to reduce my calories even more.
I wonder, does the hunger ever go away?