Wednesday, January 14, 2009
If your view of portions has been as skewed as mine you will be shocked to notice that when you start eating the proper number of calories you will only have enough to just barely stave off “physical” hunger. Even then, you will only keep “physical hunger” at bay if you are honest about what it takes to ensure a proper, diet sustaining, portion. Namely, you can either have a reasonable portion of low calorie, low taste foods or you can have a self defeating, un-sustainably small portion of taste. If you don’t load up on low cal veggies you will suffer physical hunger to the point of breaking and gorging. In time you will recognize what calories are “worth” a dab of and what are better off left untouched.
Like any good meat and pasta American; I despise vegetables. But when your physical hunger starts to peak in the late afternoon or early in the evening, eating about 200 calories worth of no/low starch veggies (things like corn and squash are excluded for being too high in calories), is a good idea. This, again, is just to stave off the “physical hunger” pains.
But any fat girl knows even a boat load of veggies could never dream of addressing “psychological hunger.”The good news is, after a few days of supplementing your intake with veggies you don’t loath them quite as much as you once did before, and, in fact, it feels good to eat ‘em.