I woke up feeling famished. Since I usually eat a big dinner, hunger doesn’t normally hit until 11 a.m. or noon the next day, so this was new for me. Luckily, today I could eat what I wanted. For breakfast, I mixed eight ounces of full-fat plain yogurt with one tablespoon of flax seeds and a half-cup of strawberries. By 11 a.m., I was already hungry again, and craving carbs (the lack of which might explain why I’d been dragging all morning). I snacked on some celery sticks and two teaspoons of peanut butter at noon, and then dove into a Mexican feast at lunch: a fiesta bowl with cooked ground turkey, baked tortilla chips, black beans, avocado, cheddar cheese, romaine lettuce, and salsa.
All afternoon, I daydreamed about loaded nachos. Why was I still so hungry? I wondered if my body was trying to make up for yesterday’s missing calories. By dinnertime, I snacked on a quarter-cup of almonds while preparing a meal of roasted chicken breast and baked sweet potato with a green salad. Finally, I felt sated, but still had difficulty getting to sleep.