Saturday, May 14, 2011

I'm Hungry, I Yam

Today I showed a loss of 1.8 pounds. Woohoo! The only problem? I'm hungry.

It's not the diet's fault. I can eat all the meat, seeds, and vegetables I want. It's just that I'm totally not in the habit of eating this way. I didn't have a lot of meat as a child - we couldn't really afford it, so I'm not habituated to eating it. And I'm really, really not used to doing without grains. I've depended on those to help me feel full.

My mom is the one who led us to this way of eating, and she says that yams are what has taken the place of a filling food for her. So I've got my husband running an errand for me - he's going to go buy me some yams.

In the meantime, my son is just doing what he's told, no problems, no complaints, feeling better every day.

I'm sure I will too ... once my system acclimatizes.

1 comment:

Sabine Berlin said...

It gets easier. Yams are great, but a little higher in sugar than some veggies so careful for that. Nuts are a great way to fill you up fast, try the unsalted type when possible so you don't eat for the sodium. I always have a cheese stick with me, and cottage cheese is great too, unless you can't do dairy. Olives are another good filler. There are times of the month (wink wink) when I still feel hungry all day long. Learn to determine if you are hungry or just bored. That was my biggest problem. Good Luck!!!!