Thursday, April 12, 2012

Challenge Eat Right - Day 4

Today, Day 4 of my challenge to eat right, was probably the easiest day so far.  I've had far less cravings for junk and it was definitely easier to make good choices.  The most difficult part is probably that I feel hungry more often then I want to.  I am getting enough calories, but I need to find foods that make me "feel full".

In the past when I felt hungry I would just find something to eat (pretty much whatever sounded good).  I was not a compulsive eater or an over-eater, but I did eat whatever I wanted during my meals or for a snack.  I've been eating baby carrots daily as a snack these past few days, but since I get bored after a handful of them, I just stop eating.  Now, if I could eat a big bowl of ice cream I would completely finish it, no matter what, because it tasted so darn good.  I know I shouldn't say that, but it's totally true!  No, I am not eating Ice Cream, but I can dream can't I?   Hmmmm Carrots = boring, Ice Cream = YUM.  Anyways, now that I am trying to eat only healthy foods, I find I am eating just enough to get by for the nourishment, rather than enjoying the heck out of what I'm eating.  I hope that makes sense! I'm not complaining, it's just an observation.  Well, maybe I'm complaining a little bit :)  During the past four days, no matter how many carrots I eat, I just don't feel full and I find I am completely bored eating carrots.  

I guess I feel like I am missing the joy of eating and now I am just eating for fuel.  I know, that is what food is supposed to be to our body.... FUEL.  And in order for a car to be in tip top shape, you should put only good fuel into it.  In concept, I totally understand this!  Now, if I could just get my taste buds to cooperate!!!  

I definitely need to work on finding foods and seasonings that help me to truly enjoy what I am eating and have it be healthy at the same time.  I also need to get some more variety in my food choices.  I need to visit my local health food store this weekend and see if I can't find some organic things that I can enjoy in place of things like ice cream :)

Day 4 Meals:

  • Breakfast - Organic Honey Nut Oat Cereal, Organic Milk
  • Lunch -  A cup of Organic Turkey & Whole Wheat Noodle Soup with Veggies, A Spinach Salad with Mushrooms, Cucumber, Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Onion (Yogurt Honey Mustard Dressing)
  • Snack - Baby Carrots
  • Dinner - Organic 2 Egg Omelette with lots of Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic and Avocado on Top
My husband, Jim, made me the wonderful omelette tonight and I must say it was the absolute best thing I've eaten in the past few days.  I loved the garlic and avocado on it! Yum :)

Until next time...


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