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