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Thursday, August 23, 2012

I did something just now for lunch that I don't think I've ever done before.

A half hour after I finished eating my leftover stuffed pork loin & steamed veggies, I found that I was still hungry. Knowing what I would be having for dinner tonight, there wasn't much I could think of to add to my meal without throwing the rest of the day out of whack.

If I had bread, that would be empty carbs and I'd be hungry again shortly.
If I had sandwich meat or cheese, not only would my calories go up, but so would my sodium.
If I had fruit, my carbs would go up a bit, but like the bread, I'd be hungry too soon.
If I had cake (someone's b-day), all hell would break loose on carbs & fat.

Feeling dejected, I thought I'd just have to suck it up and if the day went nuts later, so be it. Then, I remembered...steamed veggies are REALLY low on calories, with "good" carbs & fiber, and I'd add no fat to the mix.

So, for I think the first time ever, I made a meal after a meal, but this time only veggies. I pulled out everything in the fridge: shredded cabbage, green onion, carrots, broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, fresh basil & cilantro, microwave-steamed it, and topped it with some original Mrs Dash. Ahhhh...satisfaction!

Now, my tracker shows I still have room if I want something for 100 or less in the afternoon before dinner (lasagna at a friend's). And I look forward to line dancing at the gym tonight, too!
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    That actually sounded really good! emoticon
    2401 days ago
    Great solution. Definitely something I need to remember when I am hungry and low on remaining calories. emoticon
    2402 days ago
    Great answer to the hunger dilemma! It it sounds very tasty, too, which helps in the "feeling satisfied" department!
    2402 days ago
    That's awesome, it's one great choice at a time like that that makes all the difference. Good for you!
    2402 days ago
    Great problem solving! and it sounds pretty tasty too.
    2402 days ago
    Perfect! Good for you and a great lesson for us all!
    2402 days ago
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