Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Eat all the Food


Does anyone else have those days where you just cannot stop eating?  These days used to scare the crap out of me.  I used to blame myself and feel guilty for eating so much on days like these, equating it all to “binging”, but now I know that it is just my body politely asking me for more fuel.  I did two cycle classes over the weekend and ran over six miles this morning.  Between that and all of the walking I have been doing since the weather has been nicer, my body is screaming for more food.  Luckily, I brought lots of snacks for the week to work today (although I pretty much ate most of them already).  It is also a nice reminder that my metabolism is really kicking into gear, and restricting food will only slow me down.

This topic may not 100% relate to the pictures below, but I wanted share a bit about ALL the random foods I have been eating lately.  The fact that my meals have been bigger with more carbs and fats may also be one of the reasons my metabolism is finally jump-starting back into gear.  Not to mention, life with more carbs and fats is sooo much better than diet and nonfat foods

Amy’s White Cheddar Mac and Cheese – yes that’s right, boxed mac and cheese is an old favorite.


Though not enough food to fill me up for dinner... a side of sausage and veggies please?


Make-ahead eggy oats with Greek yogurt, almond butter, a banana and chia seeds.  Perfectly gooey breakfast on the go.


Pre-dinner margaritas with chips and guac - thanks to a great friend and hostess for a Mexican themed feast last weekend.


Afternoon delight, a macchiato from Tryst with animal cookies – the perfect Saturday afternoon girl date with a friend from work.


EAT (and drink) ALL THE FOOD!!



Do you ever have days where you are constantly hungry? 

Does it freak you out, or do you soak it up?


6 comments:

  1. what is eggy oats ? looks like it would make for a good recipe post :)

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    1. The eggy oats are actually just Quaker's 1-minute oatmeal with an egg white mixed in at the beginning of cooking. It adds protein and makes the texture more creamy. I have so many variations of oatmeal recipes, I should definitely post some soon!

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  2. Mmmm. Those blood orange margaritas look delicious ;)
    Yes, some days I am hungry all day long, I usually end up eating cereal late at night when this happens and it makes me feel full without feeling guilty or stuffed.

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    1. I assure you, they were some of the best margs I have ever had! Thanks to the wonderful hostess... Cereal is the perfect snack, I keep cheerios at my desk, mainly for breakfast but they are great any time of day. I also found that upping healthy fats like almonds and avocado makes me stay fuller longer :)

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  3. Ha I totally had one of those days yesterday! I ran a really fast 3 miles in the morning, which is what I attributed my hunger to. Luckily we have pretty healthy snacks in the office (pretzels and almonds) so I don't feel too bad munching on those throughout the day!

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    1. Almonds are my favorite. The problem is that I have a hard time only eating a few ;)
      I bet you will be super hungry after your half marathon! Can't wait to hear how it goes, good luck!

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