Today’s Daily Bite:
Today’s food choices, clockwise from upper right: multivitamin and calcium supplement x2; crustless ham and cheese quiche (ate 3/4 for lunch); meatballs and marinara x2 (I had this for breakfast and dinner); Isopure Zero Carb (half bottle); 1.5 ounces Boar’s Head Virginia Ham (snack, with rest of quiche).
I’m getting much better at listening to the cues of fullness my body uses to tell me enough…quit eating. I’m also using a tool my other therapist (yes, I have two…I figure I can use all the help and support that I can through this process!) suggested for me: associate that last bite/what’s left on the plate with an unpleasant feeling. So for me, that’s revisiting how I felt Wednesday afternoon after eating more than I should have: nauseated, heart racing, bloated and just overall gross. I don’t want to feel like that ever again. So now when I feel the heaviness and pressure, I put the fork or spoon down and get up and walk the plate to the trash if there’s not enough to make a snack of what’s left, or I bag it up and put it in the fridge for later. I don’t want to risk feeling sick after I eat again, because it was no fun! Continue reading →
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I’ve decided to call the “what I ate today” feature The Daily Bite. So here you have it. What I ate today:
Today’s food choices, clockwise from upper right: Syntrax Matrix 5.0 Mint Cookie Protein Powder; 1/4 cup fat free refried beans with 1 teaspoon cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon guacamole; turkey meatballs in marinara with mozzarella; multivitamin and calcium supplement; 2 ounces of Cajun baked salmon.
I learned my lesson about capacity yesterday and decided to pay closer attention to what my stomach was telling me about its level of fullness. I was much more successful at figuring out when I’d had enough today than I was yesterday…I will eventually get the hang of this! Continue reading →
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