This whole I-need-to-eat-every-two-hours-or-else-I-get-faint-and-cranky thing is getting OLD. And it doesn’t seem to matter how much or how little I eat for dinner or how early or late I eat dinner, I always go to bed feeling bloated and gross. During the day, I feel okay except that I haven’t mastered snacking (so, not bloated and gross, but hungry/faint/generally ugh). Hold on – announcement:
I AM NOT LOOKING FOR SNACKING ADVICE.
Thank you. I have the internet, I have my What to Expect book, I have info from the doctor. I’m just bad at it right now. But I’m trying. Today, I went to the store at lunchtime and stocked up. I have fruit (strawberries, raspberries, bananas, although the bananas aren’t even close to ripe yet), yogurt, granola, two kinds of granola bars, and applesauce. I already had plenty of bread and crackers and peanut butter, and I’m not in the mood for carrots or celery or whatever, so I didn’t get those today. I think what I’m missing are nuts, like almonds or something. Ooooh, wait. I have creme brulee almonds. Does the creme brulee flavoring undo the nutritional value of the almonds? I’m going with no.
Let’s review today:
Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter (usually I slice banana on top, but I was out)
Late morning snack: hard-boiled egg
Just prior to and after my lunchtime workout (and while grocery shopping): granola bar
Lunch: Yogurt (fruit-on-the-bottom) and granola
Right now: Hungry and cranky and mildly headache-y because my applesauce was gone over two hours ago and I was stuck on a client meeting and applesauce isn’t a very filling snack to begin with and I NEED TO EAT RIGHT NOW.