"Mouth is alive with juices like wine and I'm hungry like the wolf" - Duran Duran
Monday, June 17, 2013
Typically I eat a fairly large dinner and tend to be hungriest after 5:00. I know some people say that it’s bad to eat at night but most recent studies say it doesn’t really matter what time of day you eat. I choose to believe that, mostly because it works better for my life =)
So to make up for the fact that I eat heavier at night, I eat less during the day. In fact, half of my calories are usually eaten after 5:00. I eat plenty during the day – a small breakfast, a small lunch, and LOTS of snacks (typically raw fruits and veggies) and typically feel like I’ve eaten enough.
Today I mixed things up a bit. My breakfast was very nutritious (blueberry quinoa) but about twice as many calories as I usually eat for breakfast. Lunch was also higher calorie (chickpea salad and homemade whole wheat focaccia). By the time I got home I’d had almost 1,1100 calories and was JUST as hungry as I normally am at that time.
Bottom line is, I’m going over on calories today. I’m going to have a smaller dinner than I normally do, but I refuse to give up my tiny sliver of dessert (healthy, raw pie). I’m hoping that some extra exercise over the last few days – blueberry-picking that I didn’t put in my fitness tracker, LOTS of swimming in the ocean yesterday – in addition to my regular exercise routine (an hour of yoga today and 28 minutes on the elliptical) help things balance out.
And if not, not the end of the world. My world will not end if I don’t lose weight on my weigh-in tomorrow, knowing that I tried pretty hard. Because with moderation comes some weeks of not losing. I just know that with moderation as I keep losing I won’t ever struggle to keep it off!
But lesson learned that I was on the right track with eating lighter during the work day!