Yeah, I'm still getting plenty of protein and I do use cheese sticks, etc as snacks....but they don't fill me up either. I really think a BIG part of it is time of day. I think there's a mental block going on that's telling me "4 oclock--stuff your face!", cuz snacks that DO satisfy me in the morning? Same snack is like eating air in the afternoon.
I'm just gonna stick with it and hope that after a few weeks the hunger subsides. Thanks for the suggestions--I'll definitely use 'em! And I hear you about nuts--but they're there and I do make sure that I never eat more than 10 at a time (and only eat them once on the ride home).
I looooove egg white omelets stuffed with veggies, or with some salsa on the top. And you're right NYCarrie
they ARE filling! But I just don't have egg whites in the house right now and with the stocking up and the "new" cooking...it just hasn't been on my to-do list yet. I'm sure it will be soon.
Today was not as bad...and I had a serving of high fiber cereal in a baggie for the car ride home; it helped. I had leftover lentils and quinoa with some scallops/asparagus for dinner, yum! I've been snacking on baby carrots and cucumbers and green peppers. I've also been indulging in one square of ghiradelli 70% dark chocolate when necessary
According to SparkPeople I had 50 grams of fiber today! And that was without really trying (though I do question the validity of the calculator). I've been hovering around 1500 calories a day--which seems reasonable. Not great for losing weight but certainly significantly lower than "usual." I also assume that I actually ate a couple hundred more calories than the SparkPeople calculator says I did...too account for portion inaccuracies or forgetting an ingredient.
I've replaced the salad dressing my daily salad with 2 tbsp hummus or cottage cheese (depending on what's available) and that is saving me a LOT of calories and fat! I find throwing some garlic paste or ginger chutney and chili powder into just about everything I cook for dinner helps me feel full longer as well (and my breath smells yummmmmy
Next week I think I'll be ready to get some "real" exercise...the past two weeks I've gotten out for a walk with the dog every day, but it's usually a 2 mile stroll. I think I'll start walking faster and longer soon. And I'll also start doing the more cardiovascular yoga routines and adding some very basic weight training a couple times a week.
I'm content for now.
And I think I will pick up a scale tomorrow. Now I'm off to knit (INSTEAD of munching!)