Thank you all SO much for the sweet comments last night. It makes me feel like I have friends all over the country! Reading positive comments from you all really does make a difference and really does make me smile. Thanks again!
This morning I made peanut butter oatmeal and had english breakfast tea to drink. I did my oats like normal–2 ounces (or just a splash) skim milk, 1 tbsp pb, 1 banana with steel cut oats. Like always, they hit the spot! I’m out of peanut butter now though—disaster!!–I’ll have to remember to get some more this weekend at the health food store in Tampa where I can grind my own.
about 377 calories
I think I am going to start consciously shifting my daily meal sizes so I can have a larger meal for dinner. I used to always have my “big” meal as lunch but with my schedule being so crazy and me working at night or soon to be going to school til midnight, I need a big bulk of my calories to come in the evening so I can fuel to run on all night. I know I wasn’t hungry last night but I was on my feet for 4 1/2 hours and when I got home I was very hungry! I know we have recently been discussing the way people spread out their calories during the day so I thought this might be interesting to you. When I was in college for example I ate all small meals but snacked very often and my snacks were larger. I would say each of my “meal” was 400 calories but I would have three larger snacks a day. It all just depends on what works for you! In France and most of Europe the women also eat smaller meals during the day but then have a much larger more elaborate dinner. Eating three super large meals a day is proven not to be good for your metabolism and can actually lead you into eating more.
Okay, enough of that! I just wanted you all to know what was going on when you see a smaller lunch but a bigger dinner! 🙂