It’s Hard Being Hungry
Monday, January 01, 2018
I’m hungry right now. Not because I’m starving myself, but because I’m readjusting to a daily calorie limit of 1800 or fewer. This is based on my age (42) and the recommendation from The Spark Solution that I should stay in a 1500-1600 calorie range. Confession: I’ve been well over 2000 calories a day for a while now. Change is needed.
But change is hard.
As my stomach growls, I remind myself that I’ve had breakfast (oatmeal, strawberries, milk) and lunch (kale salad and Oatnut bread). I also had a glass of milk after my workout. Yet, I await dinner with a nearly comic desperation. Grrr....
A co-worker of mine lost 17 pounds this fall by doing two things. He cut his portions by 1/3 and said no to desserts. Sounds simple, yet the willpower and determination required was the hard part. As the intro song to “Orange is the New Black” says, “Taking steps is easy. Standing still is hard.” I must be still and wait for an appropriate dinner time.
Drink water. Start laundry. Stay busy.