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D3 Hungry Due To Lower Carbs?

Today started off great but this evening I found I was extremely hungry and it was true physical hunger, not head hunger. I did use some of my weekly points but I made good choices so even thoughI'm over my DPT I feel good about it.  

I think I didn't have enough whole grains/good carbs throughout the day. I'm trying not to eat so many carbs without cutting them out completely. I know some carbs are good for you and I know my body needs them but looking back at the last few weigh in's and my tracker I have been looking at what I could tweak and overdoing carbs is definitely one of those things. 

But today I really didn't eat any...I had protein for breakfast, a salad for lunch, fruit and cut up veggies for a snack but no carbs or whole grains. For dinner we had sushi so I did have some rice but I was ravenous after dinner which makes me think maybe I need some carbs to keep me full and satisfied during the day. I could've had a half of a sandwich with my salad or some toast with my breakfast, maybe that would've helped. I also noticed today I felt really tired and didn't have much energy which I'm also attributing to the lack of carbs.

Since today was very, very low carb (aside from the sushi rice) and I was super starving I'm going to add a few carbs to my day tomorrow and see if I feel more satisfied. Maybe it was just a fluke thing and I was just hungry, maybe it had nothing to do with carbs but it can't hurt to have oatmeal tomorrow for breakfast instead of eggs. I love, love, love old fashioned oats for breakfast! They're so hearty and filling and they're great for fueling up for the gym where I intend to be tomorrow while the wife is watching football. 

The gym on Sunday's is a magical place...it's so empty! I haven't officially started working out with my trainer again so tomorrow I'll probably just go play. I won't have an actual routine tomorrow but I'll pick some weights up, put them down...maybe I'll do some cardio too! 

I thought I was working tomorrow but I am working NEXT Sunday so it was a happy surprise to find out I had the day off. Amy (wife) and I are going to spend the morning hiking in the forest near our house and while she's watching football I'll go to the Y and entertain myself.

Despite going over my DPT I'm still feeling good about getting back on track and I'm still feeling inspired and capable. I know I can and I know I will achieve the goals I've set out to achieve! I also know I need to break it down into baby steps so I'm going to spend some time tomorrow thinking about a short term challenge and coming up with a plan. I'll check in tomorrow with details but for now I'm tired and haven't given it much thought other than "I should do something" lol. 

Well, I'm off to track my food for tomorrow-starting with old fashioned oats for breakfast ;-) and then I'm hitting the hay. Sleep is just as important as food and exercise when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle and as I get older I appreciate it more and more...

...ZzZzZzZ...

-t

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