WOW. Way to go flax!!!!!! For the first time in a very long time, I was kept full until lunch–no need for a morning snack! I’m thinking it must be the ground flax on my french toast because I ALWAYS am hungry for a morning snack! I guess the award-winning super combo of whole grains, healthy fats, fruit and protein really shined today….and I will def. be using flax in my breakfasts from now on! Amazing and I’m thinking it was worth the ten dollars I paid last night! I wasn’t even “famished” on my way home from class today at 12:30…I felt hungry, yes, but not gut renching starving! When I got home I fixed a light lunch for myself because I wasn’t over the top starving.
The other day my roommate and I were cleaning out the bottomless hole we call the freezer and found a package of Morningstar Farms veggie corn dogs. Now, we both LOVE Morningstar farms stuff but just couldn’t remember who bought the corn dogs! So, we decided to just share them 🙂 I had one for lunch today (made in the micro but I HIGHLY suggest you take the 20 minutes and heat in the oven because its a world of difference) with 1/2 cup of Horizon Organic 2% cottage cheese and a ripe, juicy plum. I dipped my “corn dog” in honey mustard.
After I ate I felt full and satisfied but not weighed down. I then came into my room and computed out the calories of my meal to post on here for y’all. I was shocked at how low it was! I debated for a second if maybe I should go eat another corn dog or have some hummus and crackers but then I stopped and thought to myself: “I’m full. Why should I eat more just because my lunch computed out to be lower calories than normal?” So, in true intuitive eating style, I listened to my body and instead had a small piece of black licorice. I think its silly to eat just for the sake of eating….if you are full, you are full—you should respect your body in that way. When I look back on this meal I see that I had protein (veggie dog + cottage cheese), dairy (c-cheese), fruit and carbs (veggie dog). I could have had some veggies, but, hey, I’m not perfect!
I’m trying to get back to my old way of eating more “mini-meals” in the day instead of one large meal, anyways. It’s better for your metabolism, for sure! So don’t you worry…I will be having a substantial snack later on 🙂
Lunch was about 280 calories.