Behind The Butter

Oh No! Still Hungry!

I’ve only been home from dinner for about an hour but for some reason I am still so hungry!! I hate that–when I come home from eating dinner and dessert and yet I am still hungry! I listened to my body though and made exactly what I was craving…a slice of sprouted grain bread with a little jam. And now that I think back I really have not had as many grains today as I usually do so that’s why I was craving that so much! At dinner they give you soybeans instead of bread and I didn’t have any grains at all with my dinner. It’s funny how your body always tells you exactly what it needs—its your job to listen to it! I have no idea how many calories I ate at dinner tonight (its almost impossible to tell when at a restaurant) but I’m guessing around 600 because the portions were very small…and so was the dessert! After my toast I feel a lot better and ready for bed! (many nutritionists say that eating some grains before bed is supposed to help you sleep)


Sweet Dreams!

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  • Ryan
    December 20, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    what is Jam?

  • Danielle
    December 21, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Hehe :). Sounds like you had a fun night! And that’s so exciting to get back to your old yoga studio, I’m sure they’ll be happy to see you. Anyway, with inspiration from Kath and a little extra from you and our ongoing daily conversations I’ve been doing great on my healthy eating. It’s slightly more important that I keep on track because I’m 3 lbs away from my pre-college weight and I’d love to get back there while also being better to my poor body. I packed on quite a few pounds of pure junk last year! The thing is, tonight I babysat my little cousins and totally went insane. My aunt ordered pizza and salad for us. I ate a ton of salad and 1.5 slices of pizza and was completely happy with myself. Then came dessert… I was baking today with my mom so I had brought over brownies and sugar cookies. Well, I just had to have them both! I had a large sugar cookie with milk. A little while later I also wanted to try the brownie and since I’ve been so strict I thought why not, if I really want it?! I had a brownie with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Then the kids wanted popcorn to watch their movie, I had some of that. My youngest cousin hadn’t had dessert or much of dinner since she ate with her mom before she left and wanted crackers and yogurt. I had about 15 crackers while sitting with her! They all went to sleep, I had 2 more scoops of ice cream, this time Espresso Chip with about a tbsp of peanut butter and I decided to top it off with a healthy clementine. Now I’m home and feel horrible! Has this ever happened to you? Any advice, like what to do tomorrow to compensate? And what can I do to keep it from happening again, I never thought I binged, until now?! 🙁

  • Christie
    December 21, 2007 at 5:17 am


    I have been where you are, and most likely it is from restricitng your calories you feel deprived and one thing leads to another and befoe you know it you have a fullblown binge. This is not bad if it is once in a blue moon but it is important to gain control so this doesnt become a habit. Allow yourself to forgive yourself, let it go and move on, because the worst thing to do is beat yourself up about it. I am trying to be more “health” focused than “weight” focused and eat for nutrition and health rather than being thin and looking good. Just rememeber today is a new day and you are healthy and active and stay focused on that

  • jaweber
    December 21, 2007 at 6:27 am


    First of all. Dont freak out!!!! You are HUMAN..its ok—this sort of thing happens to everybody at some point. I know it has happened to me on numerous occasions! Im sure your one night of junk eating did not make or break your was just a slip up. NO BIG DEAL! seriously! i think the best possible thing for you do today would be hit the gym….you would feel a lot better about yourself if you sweated some of it off. And just try to eat natural healthy things all day. dont deprive yourself or restrict your calories by any means but just be conscious of eating healthy. I have been where you were last night so many times….but i promise you, you didn’t gain weight from last night. and i hope it tasted amazing! Its all part of being human- NO ONE can have a perfect diet 100% of the time. So, go to the gym, take a walk and let go of the guilt. that was yesterday- today is today….you can’t take it back so just release it!
    and have a great friday!!!!

  • jaweber
    December 21, 2007 at 6:53 am


    Would you like me to call it raspberry preserves for you? 😉 see you tonight!

  • Tiffany
    December 21, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Hey Danielle-

    I just wanted to say that you are not alone!! I have had a night like yours for 3 days in a row!! Good all day and then just eating all evening! I will say that I totally agree with the idea that you have to think of today as a new day! I think that for me it is all mental. I try to overcompensate for a “bad” evening, and then for no reason do it again. My focus today is MOVING FORWARD! Being healthy is my ultimate goal. I want to eat healthy, filling foods so that I don’t want to just eat and eat. I already worked out today and that makes me feel better too! I think sometimes if I am not satisfied with a meal I just go nuts- which is what happened last night. I didn’t like my dinner (although I kept eating it) and then after that just kept snacking. And having kids around is hard- even if you are giving them a healthy snack it is hard to not have some too. Those calories really add up!

    I also get my inspiration for good meals from Kath and this blog. I am so impressed how each meal is really enjoyed. One mistake I make is eating my dinner while I cook for my husband and kids- then I miss out on the feeling of having a meal- sitting down and enjoying it.

    Okay, after writing all that I feel even more focused! Thanks for such an inspiring blog (and a place for us all to share). Merry Christmas!

  • jaweber
    December 21, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Amen! I totally agree with everything you are saying here Tiffany. I’m so happy this blog has become such a positive and encouraging place! Makes me so happy 🙂