Carbs, in the kitchen, with the spoon = Death of Michelle (CLUE anyone?)
Last night I was going to write you a wonderful blog about my food and something that hit me about me and carbs. However, I had a bit of a traumatic event happen last night, where I had to respond to someone. It made me think and it reminded me that we are all VERY precious.
However, I wanted to write about my little insight into food that I had yesterday.
Brekky: 1/2 c. white rice, 1/2 c. quinoa, 1 c. veggies, 2 eggs.
I was stuffed, uncomfortably and then get REALLY sleepy.
Lunch: 1/2 c. of chickpea salad w/ olives and salad and 1 egg white.
I felt ok after that. However, I was snacky and the sugar monster is having a hard time dying—I haven’t had a good dose of sugar since last Wednesday’s binge 🙂
Snack 1: 3 TB of nuts
Snack 2: 3/4 c. white rice, 2 egg whites, 1/8 c. of nuts and cinnamon.
About 15 minute afters eating that I literally had my eyes glazing over, in a food coma. To me it’s amazing how much impact the white rice had on me. I had never noticed it before..well actually I have. I never feel good after eating any pasta really. Cereal NEVER keeps me full. Me and simple carbs aren’t friends.
Snack 3: 1 unpictured orange and 1 juice: 2 celery, 1 huge handful of spinach, 1 garlic clove, 1 orange, 1/3 cucumber.
I felt SO much better.
Dinner: 1 salad w/ left over pulp from the juice w/ about 2 1/2 c. of grapes.
Then a snacked on a little bit of crap. I was at a picnic.
I had about 10 rice crackers, 1 small piece of bread, 1 TB of cashew based dip and about 15 potato chips. Not that bad. It could have been A LOT WORSE. I normally would have taken soda with me, but I got sparkling water instead.
I can feel it this morning.
It’s interesting how the carbs made me crash. It makes a lot of sense to me and how I would fall apart physically in the afternoons many times at work. I could function sometimes and was incredibly dependent upon Diet Coke and coffee to get me through. The interesting thing for me, is that when I crash, I go STRAIGHT back to food to give me a ‘pick up’. So I just keep eating. Just keep overloading my body.
I am learning.
What has really helped is monitoring what I eat, being really aware of stripping back things and now have a much more in-tune approach to my body. I am NOT beating myself up for yesterday. My tummy is bloated (to be expected) but I am not upset at myself. I didn’t binge. I went a little off the rails with my fruit intake, but I didn’t eat the brownies, chocolate cake, crackers and cheese, or champagne. It just didn’t even cross my mind.
Even though I was in a self-induced carb coma, I consider yesterday a success 🙂
What foods don’t work for you?