- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I don’t like to “starve” on a diet. When I started my diet (right first week of January, how cliche!) I was able to avoid hunger by eating a lot of vegetables. I cut up peppers, zucchini, mix in some carrots, and dip them in greek yogurt mixed with avocado, cayene pepper, garlic, and some other stuff that tastes good. if i’m sick of that dip I’ll do a little hummus, or fat free salad dressing, or spicy mustard.
For breakfast I have yogurt, maybe some berries, maybe a tablespoon of granola.
lunch is a lean protein (turkey or chicken), again heavy on the vegetables as a “side”. For dinner I will incorporate a starch sometimes, potatoes, rice, couscous, etc with a lean protein.
If I’m still hungry I will eat frozen yogurt, cherries, or berries with a laughing cow wedge. It ends up being between 1100-1200 calories for the day.
I workout 6 times a week with circuit training and a bit of weight training, for 30-45 minutes a day.
I was fine until late last week, when I started getting hungry and not knowing what to eat. I didn’t WANT vegetables anymore, but I didn’t know what I wanted. I was hungry a lot even though my diet hadn’t changed. I did some research and of course, my current diet is VERY low in fat which can cause hunger. So starting last Friday, I added in pistachios and almonds to my diet. That seemed to help a lot. This morning I added almonds to my yogurt instead of granola – which seems to be an obvious win. It is more calorie rich but I assume it will fill me up more.
Any calorie light filling foods you can think of?
It should be noted that I am losing weight with this plan, still. And I do have a “cheat day” once a week – technically twice. On Saturdays and Sundays I will eat more. One day I do around 1800 and the other around 1500.