This may sound like a stupid question, but really think about it. When was the last you felt physical hunger? An empty hollow feeling? Your stomach growling?
I’m not saying hunger is a good or a bad thing. I just want us to think about it.
For me there is a correlation between hunger and mood, and not in the way you may be thinking. Of course when I’m hungry I am a pissy bitch.
Ask the husband. He’ll tell you all about it. ;)
But that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to to focus on how I handle my hunger and how it makes me feel afterward.
My hunger falls into 3 camps.
- There are days I never feel hungry. Why? Because I eat ALL day. A nibble here and a taste there. A handful of pretzels on my way out the door, a cookie on my way to bed. I just don’t stop, even though I hate how I feel.
- There are days I let myself get too hungry and then I totally pig out. Nothing seems to satisfy me, yet I keep trying and trying and TRYING. After the binge, I feel completely… well, like this.
- Finally there are days when I let myself feel hunger and then simply satisfy it. SATISFY it. Not stuff my face. Not eat continuously so I don’t get hungry again, but eat a small, well balanced meal/snack and move on. When I get hungry again I eat another satisfying snack, and so on and so forth.
My goal is the last one, of course. I’m happy to say I’ve been there these last 2 days and I’ve let myself feel hunger without getting too hungry. That’s seems to be the ticket for me.
How about you? When was the last time you were hungry?
Here’s today’s journal. (Well, yesterday’s. I’m running a little late.)
|Uncle Sams with almond milk and blueberries||The Little Guy has me on a cereal kick.|
|Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil||Finished up the leftovers. REALLY have to make this again!|
|some of the husbands fries||Long story. He wanted to go out to lunch, I decided against it but his fries were just too tempting|
|McDs Ice Cream cone||Again.. HUSBAND but I must admit, it was a yummy snack.|
|Grilled Chicken and roasted veggies on the grill||AWESOME dinner. I roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots on the grill. DELISCIOUS!|
|Dark Chocolate Pomegranate VitaTop||craving something sweet after dinner|
|2.5 Mile run.. no stopping!|