Monday, July 13, 2009

What is Hunger? Why do I eat?

As someone who has spent the most of her adult life trying to lose weight, I have developed a theory about hunger. I am talking about true stomach hunger, not the emotional hunger that many feed when they overeat.

I believe that if you eat properly and get all of the good health guidelines in your diet, you will not be physically hungry. Sometimes I think I am hungry and if I take the time to stop and "listen" to my stomach and I realize that I am not hungry at all. When I don't take to the time to stop and listen, I often overeat.

I eat for hunger, but I also eat because I love the taste of food. Sometimes I wish I could chew and spit out the food. I really do love food. I love trying new flavors and eating familiar favorites. There are a few items that I know I can't have in the house because of the inability I have of choosing the proper portion or saying "NO". But, most times if I have eaten properly in the day, I can easily decide not to have too much of something else.

I am going to start to blog my daily food intake and comment on what I am eating and why. I am also going to start commenting on the amount of alcohol that I drink. If I stay home, I drink nothing. But, when we go out, I do drink; and sometimes I drink way too much for any healthy lifestyle. I don't drive when we go out, so at least I am only hurting myself.

I already plan my weekly dinners, but now I want to use this forum to post my other daily meals as well.

Today I had a 3 egg omelette with onions and zucchini for breakfast. I also had coffee.

For lunch I ate 3 cups of lettuce, 1/2 cup of fat free feta cheese, 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar and 2 teaspoons of olive oil. I also added in many spices and herbs.

Tonight we are having pizza. I will post my recipe for polenta pizza. It is Simply Filling Weight Watchers and oh so good!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Diane's Menu July 11 - July 18, 2009

Diane's Menu July 11 - July 19, 2009

Saturday 7/11 - Black and Blue Strip Steak, Carrots, Salad, Wine
Sunday 7/12 - Country Style Pork Ribs, Corn on the Cob
Monday 7/13 - Pizza (Polenta Pizza for me)
Tuesday 7/14 - Curried Roast Chicken, Quinoa and Spinach
Wednesday 7/15 - London Broil, Roast Potato Salad, Asparagus (Slice leftover and freeze for Sunday)
Thursday 7/16 - Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry
Friday 7/17 - Shrimp Fajita Salad, Wine
Saturday 7/18 Black and Blue Strip Steak, String Beans, Salad, Wine
Sunday - 7/19 Left over London Broil over a huge salad