Thankfully, I’m not a week into this lifestyle change yet, because I’m getting good advice from experts. I know from my reading, that certain foods are better at inducing a durable sense of satiety, and I’ve been trying to incorporate these foods.
For example, my typical lunch of late has been a good salad with either a few ounces of grilled chicken breast or a hard boiled egg on it, and a nice portion of melon. This gives me a meal with a high volume of fruits and veggies, but still some fats and proteins. I think, and we’ll see what the experts say, that it is a bit too carbohydrate-poor, leaving me craving sweets.
This weekend I’ve been kinda bad, but in general, I’m eating a lot more fruits and vegetables than I had been. I have a bit of a problem. I love veggies, but I don’t love most fruits. For instance, I made the kiddo waffles this morning, and she usually has berries with them (it’s her weekend treat), but I wanted to avoid the simple carbs, so I’m making some real Irish oatmeal, a quarter-cup serving. It’s low volume, but I don’t like berries, so I’ll have to find something to bulk it out with. I wilted a handful of spinach, and scrambled one egg and one egg white, with a tsp of grated romano cheese. If I’m still hungry, I’ll get a slice of melon.
The biggest problem is time management. I’m a great cook, and I could whip up a delicious half a chicken breast and brussels sprouts in no time at all—if I had time to stop at the market on the way home and whip it up at 10 at night. I’m going to have to match this lifestyle change to the immaleable bits of my life.
But, Isis, I went shopping yesterday and left the granola bars behind.
Oh, and I did pick up some spinach and chick peas at the market which which to make a nice little “curry” which I hope to take for lunch and/or dinner tomorrow.