Now I know, we females do have to be careful with our calories. Most of us maintain our weight (and health!) on around 1900 calories a day, depending on height, weight, and activity level.
But...at the cost of eating oatmeal when we'd prefer cereal or French toast? And all for what? To avoid hunger?
|Sweet tater with PB. Not the most voluminous snack I could have had last night -- oatmeal would've been more bang for my buck -- but it's what I wanted so...I ate it.|
What is it that we're so afraid of? That our stomachs will rumble? That if we're hungry we'll turn into animals and start scarfing everything in sight?
I have a better idea. Why not acquaint ourselves with it; reunite with this feeling we fear, avoid, and focus on? Not unhealthily, of course. Just to eradicate the mystique and misplaced fear.
Here's what I'm saying. Let yourself get hungry. Not just the "I'm going to be hungry soon" feeling. Let your stomach actually growl.
And see what happens. (And then eat!) I promise you won't dive headlong into a mad binge. It won't kill you. You won't throw up or cry. Just experience it. And stop worrying about it so damn much.
PS: The progress picture page will be updated in approximately 15 seconds. :) Thank you for all your sweet comments Friday!