The Simple Diet Journal #4 -- A Hungry Day

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Yesterday was one very hungry day. But, somehow, I kept plowing through it.

It's curious to me how I can go for days and feel totally fine on this diet, and then every once in a while, it's just a very hungry day.

While walking at a mall last night to clock in my 2 miles for the day, I heard a small baby crying, and I thought, "I hear ya pain, babe, being hungry doesn't feel very comfortable at all."

Now, I'm so glad that I've been reading the book, because I knew I had a safety escape -- and I think it's been one of those extremely helpful arrows in my quiver/pearls in my pocket kind of advice. Probably something I'll carry with me for the rest of my life.

From Page 52:

"Still feel hungry? Go ahead and have an extra meal replacement or more fruits and vegetables. It's hard to overeat with these foods, and having the extra servings of meal replacements or fruits and vegetables will keep you from going off your plan . . .

Remember, people who stay on the plan, even if they use more than the minimum number of meal replacements, fruits, and vegetables, are the ones who lose the most weight."

So, did I eat more yesterday? In fact, I didn't. Although I would have felt fine if I did. But, my mindset yesterday was to forge ahead and not add extras. I decided, however, to have one of my go-to most filling meals on this plan -- and with a nice cup of tea, I was ready to say, "Hello Weekend!"

Peace, Health, and Living Life Fully No Matter What . . .

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    I totally agree with you, they key is to stay on the DIET, a little extra of what is allowed is much better than eating something off diet. Good for you and keep up the good work! emoticon
    2603 days ago
    Good for you Brook! I can't wait until I get my book and start!
    2604 days ago
    If you're hungry, don't feel bad about taking advantage of the extra shake, meal or vegetables. Your body needs it for fuel!

    I try to figure out the lowest calorie "extra" I need to feel content. Keep up the good work,
    2605 days ago
  • IZEE52
    I like radishes when I feel like i gotta eat something. They are easy to fix, crunchy and they have that bite to them. I can go thru a couple bags of radishes in a week no sweat!
    2605 days ago
    Brook great job. Yes with this plan if you feel hungry grab another shake or have another entree. The calories in either of those items are so much lower than if you were to grab something that is completely off plan due to hunger.

    There will be days where you will be hungrier especially days where you are exercising more. Those are the days where an extra shake may become the norm for you.

    2605 days ago
  • no profile photo TUESDAYSOFF
    so glad you did not over eat chopped carrots and some fruit are always good nibblers for those hunger days keep up the good work
    2605 days ago
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