6:00 am: English Muffin w/ Butter
10:00 am: Nuts and Dried Cranberries
12:00 pm: 8 oz Naked Green Machine, 5.3 oz Greek Yogurt
2:00 pm: Carrots and Hummus
4:00 pm: Apple
6:00 pm: Chicken and Sweet Potato Fries
I was shocked when I started eating a little healthier how little my body needs. Instead of eating just as much as the boyfriend, I have learned the amount of fuel I need compared to him. Before I was shoving an entire sandwhich down my throat after already having a bagel w/ cream cheese in the morning and continuing my binge with pasta for dinner; now I can barely finish my juice and yogurt at lunch. The last pic shows a chicken breast and a sweet potato. I seriously only ate half of each and was completely stuffed!
I am by no means trying to starve myself, I have just begun to realize when I am full I have to stop, and that I need to look for more whole nutritious foods than just what I am craving at the moment [cheese curds, nachos, taquitos from the gas station- yep, they get me every time].
It is honestly amazing how much more energy I have. I am obviously getting more out of the new and improved menu than the old 'eat whatever I want' menu. I used to groan getting out of bed, have a headache by the time I got to work, a stomach ache by 3:00 pm, and when I got home I would crash on the couch and feel like death. Now I wake up at 5:45 am refreshed, clear minded, and ready to crush the day. I can sit at work and focus better, and I look forward to my hour or two workout at night. Althought I still crash on the couch when I get home, I don't feel like death. I usually want to keep going but know I shouldn't :p
Whatcha think about that?