Friday 12 February 2010

Really hungry again

Maybe I'm going through one of those phases? It's happened before. Sometimes I go through a few days where I'm just hungry all of the time and I just have to accept that I'll eat up to maintenance and not only up to loss. Today, I'm hoping I can make up for a couple of days early this week by having done a good gym (there were no 14kg kettlebells, so I had to go up to 16kg ones from 12kg and drop the reps from 14 to 12 per set - it wasn't too heavy to do the walking lunges, but it was tricky to carry to the studio where I do most of my routine, whilst also carrying a 9kg dumbell and a mat and rolling a Swiss Ball along ;o)) and keeping it veggied up and portion sized down.

I did try the other flavour of "lunchies" today, but I can't help feeling they're a little bit too indulgent. Yes, they're "only" 100kcals per bar, but this one has -chocolate- on it! And it's not even 70% cocoa solids or or anything, it's bog-standard milk chocolate. I think that, overall, they're less satisfying than the Dorset Cereals bars, but they're very very tasty and have good tang factor to offset the sweet.

Having discovered that sweet potato and butternut squash mash is really really smooth and sticky and delicious, I'm very much looking forward to dinner tonight...

B - greek yogurt with 1 scoop and frozen blueberries
S - banana, apricot and milk chocolate "lunchies" bar
S - 1 scoop chocolate in semi-skimmed milk
L - salad: spinach, sweet pepper, sugar snap peas, capers, chicken fillet and mustard dressing
S - tangerines
S - carrot and houmous
D - sausages and sweet potato & butternut squash mash

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 140.8 (36.3%)
Carbohydrate (g) 141.8 (34.3%)
Fat (g) 50.6 (29.4%)
Fruit & Veg 10.1


  1. I've been hungry for days! In fact today is the first day of the week that I've not been ravenous!

    I was so hungry yesterday that I had to eat some peanut butter, by the teaspoon, before I went to bed

    maybe that helped though?!!


  2. Related to time of month at all?

  3. lnr: I don't get that any more... since going on the jabs. The only thing is that about 10 minutes after being jabbed, I get ravenously hungry, which lasts for a day or so then goes away until the next one 12 weeks later.

    BrokenYoYo: tempting to have a proper snack late tonight to see if it helps. Of course, the hunger may just vanish tomorrow by itself anyway ;o)