So, had T today and well yanno we’ve been working on eating healthier for the past 6 months (maybe?), but seriously now for just a month or two. We’ve lost 13 pounds so far and it blows our mind that we have to eat more to lose weight! We have always starved or binged/purged to lose weight before. It’s the way that the mom and grandmother taught us to “diet”. Our T has taught us that we need to eat every 3 to 4 hours (some protein and carb balance) to keep our metabolism in check. If we starve ourselves, then it causes the body to store fat and we definitely don’t want that. We also have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which causes weight gain and is a hormone imbalance issue. So, balancing foods to keep the blood sugar balanced is important to keep everything in check and help us lose weight. I hope that made sense.
All that said, today Stacy, one of our main starvers, came out and asked T if it was okay to eat tiny portions every 3 to 4 hours just as long as she’s eating but tiny enough so that the stomach still growls. lol. Classic Stacy question. I just today learned Stacy’s name although I have known her for many many years. For some reason it’s okay to know her name now. Anyway, the answer was no not really okay cuz the body needs to be satisfied and a “gentle growl” (I think is the term she used) is okay for the stomach, but that’s all cuz you don’t want the body to go think it’s being starved again.
We also talked about things that we can eat for some of our snacks. We were already eating things like peanut butter and sometimes strawberry preserves on a toasted wheat english muffin with or without a small glass of milk, 1 hard-boiled egg with 1 serving fruit, and a handful of nuts with 1 serving fruit. It gets really difficult to think of things to have and we get REALLY tired of cooking and preparing things to eat. Honestly, we got so tired of it, sometimes we would just have a handful of almonds or a glass of milk. Not balanced and we’d be hungry again in just a short time 😦
We got ideas for more snacks like those small round cheeses “laughing cow” with some carbs (like a few crackers, pretzels, raisins, dried fruit or other fruit), and there are these bars that you can eat like Luna bars, Larabars (gluten free!), and Clif bars.