Satisfying an unknown craving

Today was one of those days where no matter what I ate, I couldn’t satisfy my hunger. 

Immediately when I woke up, which was 5 a.m., I was hungry. I ate my usual breakfast (Yoplait light thick and creamy vanilla yogurt, Fiber One cereal and Vitalicious chocolate mint muffin top), got ready and was at work by 6:15 a.m. By about 8 a.m., I felt like I was starving. My stomach was actually rumbling. Unfortunately, I had a small tub of caramel corn at my desk – my order from a local Boy Scout.

I opened the container and ate about a fourth of it. Still hungry. I decided maybe I was thirsty. I drank a large cup of tea. Didn’t help. Still felt the need to eat.

By about 9:30 a.m., I decided to have the apple that was in my purse. Something nutritious and typically filling. It tasted great, but by 10 a.m., I felt like I was starving again. I drank another large cup of tea. Didn’t help again. Also in my purse was a WW lemon cake. I decided to eat that, too, thinking maybe I needed something sweet. It didn’t help. Still felt the need to eat. I chewed on a piece of gum and that didn’t even help, which it typically does.

I ate some more of the caramel corn. That didn’t help. I drank a large glass of water. That didn’t do anything either. By this time, I was starting to feel a little irritated.

By 11:30 a.m., I decided to take my lunch break…a half hour earlier than normal. At home, I had a little over a cup of cooked pasta – it was three ounces uncooked (Fiber Gourmet, found online at http://www.fibergourmet.com), with a small can of tomato sauce flavored with garlic, basil and oregano. I mixed in one wedge of the Laughing Cow light cream cheese – regular flavor and one tablespoon of reduced fat parmesan cheese. I also mixed in about two cups of chopped, cooked broccoli. And gosh, it was so good. Great actually. For dessert, I had a WW giant fudge bar.

By the way, these are the best darn chocolate ice cream bars I have ever had. Creamy, chocolatey goodness. Best part, they are only one WW point. Awesome.

By the time I got back to work, yep, you guessed it, I felt hungry…again. Now, feeling a little more perturbed, I ate some more of the caramel corn. I knew it wasn’t going to fill the craving I had, but I figured I may as well polish it off since there wasn’t much left anyway. At least it was really tasty. Not healthy, mind you, but tasty with a capital T.

By 4 p.m., I seriously felt famished. I was also really agitated at this point. No matter what I ate – healthy or not – I couldn’t get full. I couldn’t satisfy whatever it was I was craving.

I left work and went home, where I ate one serving of reduced fat Triscuits (seven crackers) and about an ounce of cheddar cheese. Still didn’t help. Still feeling hungry. Still feeling torqued. As I write this, supper is on the grill (chicken breasts) and in the oven (sweet potatoes). I sure hope when I am done eating, I am finally satisfied.

If not, after supper, I am hitting the treadmill. Maybe I can run off my hunger instead. 

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4 thoughts on “Satisfying an unknown craving

  1. You may have been hungry due to the lack of protein. You may want to start your day off with eggs or egg whites with veggies and then for a morning snack have some almonds or pecans. This definitely works for me. Just a suggestion.

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  2. That was probably my problem. I had cereal for breakfast. It was Kashi…which for cereal isn’t bad in the protein and fiber department. Nuts are a good suggestion because you get the fiber and the fat together. I always seemed more satisfied after consuming fat! ha. At least nuts have a natural/healthier fat.

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  3. Celeste, I love your blog! I check back often to see you have updated. A couple of years ago I lost 55 pounds. I am at a point now where I have gained back 10 pounds and I am scared to death that I will gain back more. However, I can’t seem to get myself into the groove of getting those pounds back off. I am not motivated to exercise regularly and I have good intentions of keeping my eating in control but it seems when evening hits I eat. I have to say you inspire me and I am going to keep reading in hopes that I can get back on track.

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