Turns out there's another side effect of counting calories and portions I'd completely forgotten about.
I want a slice of bread.
It's bed time, I'm still totally satisfied with my dinner and I'm not in the slightest bit hungry. But my calories are pretty low and I'm 3 portions short of my carbs limit for the day so the idea of having another slice of bread to up the numbers is totally stuck in my head.
I'm not going to have more bread - carbs before bed n'all. But is that a good thing? If I'm low, should I have topped up? Or is it a bad thing that it's counting that's controlling my intake and not my appetite? It's just as bad and detrimental to weight loss to eat too little as it is too much.
I must admit I'm rather surprised my calories are this low. I counted so carefully, even to the point of weighing my fruit salad as I cut it up (banana 31g, strawberries 36g, melon 45g, pineapple 41g, grapes 47g). My steak was on the small side and we didn't have pasta or rice with dinner again, but the rest of the day was completely standard for a Sunday. I'm curious to know what a week day will look like. If anything this is showing me I'm borderline to actually not eating enough at times and there I was thinking I was having too much.
3 x small wholemeal pancakes 226
skinny cap 50
medium banana 100
small handful sultry sally chips 40
cheese, mushroom & avocado toastie 379
diet ginger beer 28
90g marinaded lean fillet steak 200
stir fry mushrooms & peppers 60
steamed mix frozen veg (corn, peas & carrots) 40
meringue nest 40
fresh fruit salad 107
Edit - added: TOTAL 1300
every time I was about to go for a ride it started to drizzle, crazy weather 46C yesterday, 23C today
OMG!! I'm just watching the news. 84 confirmed dead and 750 homes destroyed in the bushfires here in Victoria this weekend. So horrific, it's unimaginable. My thoughts are with all those who have been affected.
I'm here typing nonsense about calories and all around Victoria people are losing everything.