Monday, March 8, 2010

Hungry, Hungry, I Am Hungry...

Ahhh! I can’t stop munching! I don’t know what has been up with me over the last three or four days, but I just can’t seem to shake the desire to eat. I have been pretty good about satisfying the cravings with healthy options, but I would really like this feeling to go away soon. I have said from the beginning that this isn’t about deprivation, so if I am hungry I am going to eat, but now this extra grazing is starting to catch up with me on the scale.

That’s the other thing... mostly I am snacking because I am feeling genuine hunger, but there is a little bit that I have to attribute to me simply wanting to eat. I can’t seem to get food off my mind. What is that all about? I am feeling happy and grounded; I can’t think of an emotional or mental reason for me to be doing this. Yet, this insatiable appetite just won’t go away. I say again: Ahhh!

- 8 glasses of water
- 1 gala apple with cinnamon
- 1 mug coconut steamed skim milk
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 3/4 cup fat free strawberry yogurt with 1 cup cranberry almond cereal
- 1 pan-fried banana and light peanut butter wrap on a soft tortilla shell
- 5 cups spinach salad with cubed cheese, croutons, dried cranberries, orange pepper, green onion, carrot, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing
- 1 slice olive cheese bread with margarine
- 1 slice whole wheat toast with honey

- 1 hour of rowing a dragon boat


  1. You'll find your trigger. Or it might be a phantom. Your metabolism might be kickin' it up. You've lost 105 lbs. You're amazing.

    Good job recognizing it. Never fear, you'll figure it out.

  2. Must be in the air!!!!

    Eat something super satisfying to you and see if that stops it. (as opposed to munching on various things trying to satisfy the hunger, trying to find what it is your body wants)

  3. have you been working out more?

  4. Anything to do with hormones? I know my hormones effect me big time.

    Try to find ways to do other things. Remove yourself from the food & the kitchen. I also, on days like this, break up my mini meals to even smaller ones & eat some at one time & the rest at another rather than eat too many extra snacks as we all know that the snacking can catch up with us if it is not controlled.

    Also, have you changed the types of food you are eating? Are you eating more trigger foods vs. the ones that actually fill you up & last for a while?