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?


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

    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!

  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.

    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 :)

  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!

    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!