Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NOT Hungry!

Today, in stark contrast to last night, I am not hungry at all. I don't mean just not hungry. I mean I forgot to eat! I got up, had my black coffee and 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese (part of my protein allotment for the day) and then promptly FORGOT to eat a Medifast meal at 8am and 10am and then I usually have my next one at noon, and THAT is when I realized I hadn't eaten! Crazy. Well, obviously the food obsession is gone, at least for today, but I have high hopes it will stay (mostly) gone for weeks like it did the last time I was on Medifast. Remember back when I wrote about how I didn't care if I ate or not, didn't really feel like it? I believe that is an effect of being in mild ketosis. I think I am there again, and thank goodness because last night I wanted to eat my arm off.

Anyway, I had to make up the missed meals but wasn't hungry so I went with liquid Medifast meals. I had a hot cocoa at noon, an orange drink at 1, and now it is 2:30 and I am having a Cranberry Mango drink. I don't have any desire to eat anything else, although I do have chili in the crock pot and will have a nice big helping for my dinner tonight. I still need to have two more Medifast meals today as well.

THIS is why I like Medifast. I love the lack of food focus. It really frees me up to get other things done in my life. Also, without eating junk and sugar and carby stuff, my PMS was nearly nonexistent! I only noticed it yesterday with the hunger... and today the PMS is over and I am feeling pretty good. I used to get pretty sick with PMS. Didn't this month and very glad for that.

My feet are killing me today and I had to take some Aleve for the first time in awhile. Maybe the increased activity is the cause. I hope the physical therapist can help me tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

My cravings were gone after Day 6 with Medifast. It's a huge relief.

CatherineMarie said...

Lyn, Have you ever watched the British show Supersize vs Superskinny? Its fascinating.

Just be careful with this "not hungry" thing. Hunger is actually a good signal to listen to.

dlamb said...

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Anonymous said...

Why, as a matter of interest, did you have to make up the meals? If you weren't hungry, why eat?

Lyn said...

Anonymous~

because eating less than 800 calories a day is considered a VLCD (very low calorie diet) and usually needs to be medically supervised. With all my meals eaten I usually end up at about 1000 calories a day. So, skipping meals is strongly discouraged by Medifast; it is very hard to get in enough protein and nutrition if one skips meals.

Bonita Gordita said...

It is nice to not have the cravings - and not be so food-focused. Less sugar and carbs helps me with that. I'm not familiar with Medifast, so I can't really comment on that... the only thing that I would agree on is that it is never good to be under-eating/nourishing.

Anonymous said...

I understand that you don't want to undereat. But I think it's more of an average to aim for over, say, a week. So the other day you overate slightly - I don't see the harm in undereating another day. Just a thought.