Okay, maybe it's not a good idea to follow what my body wants as far as food when I'm going to be out for a few hours. I ate the salad yesterday and was full. Then right before I had to take my daughter out for a few hours, I started to get a little bit hungry. So, I grabbed the last banana (bananas are very filling to me) and a small wedge of the carob fudge in case either I or my daughter got hungry on our way home in the evening. The banana ended up being too ripe and 3/4 of it fell to the ground. Of the 1/4 that was left, about half of that was too bruised to eat. So, the tiny bit of banana I ate made me super hungry and I ate all of the fudge that I had with me. I was fine after that. I had my water and that's all I really wanted. By the time we were headed to pick up my husband for work, I started to get the familiar you-haven't-eaten-enough headache and I looked through my coat pockets to find something to eat. I had some organic spicy raw nuts that are super expensive, but very tasty, so I ate those and shared them with my daughter. Then when we finally got home I ate a salad with a "taco" nut topping and salsa, ate some more fudge, and made myself a magnesium CALM (hoping to take away the headache). The headache didn't fade, so I soaked in the tub and went to bed early.
I feel fine today, but it really isn't a good idea for me to wait until I'm hungry, I think. I don't get hungry for a long time and then when I finally do get hungry I end up getting a headache. :-( It's probably all tied to the insulin resistance. I'm still going to listen to my body's request for more and more water, however. That message is coming through loud and clear.
So, I didn't get very hungry again until about noon. I made some fresh-squeezed orange juice and ate three Brazil nuts to balance the natural sugar in the OJ. When my husband came home for lunch around 1:00, I still wasn't hungry. No one knew what they wanted to eat, so I made some coconut shakes (fresh coconut and coconut water, two handfuls of almonds, one frozen banana, two dates, 4 tablespoons hemp protein powder, 2 tablespoons raw carob) and I drank some of it, but I wasn't very hungry so I have half of it in the fridge for later. I am continuing to drink lots of water.
I ate the rest of the coconut shake around 4pm. For dinner I chopped up red and yellow peppers, onions, cilantro, carrots and added some lemon juice, olive oil, and chat masala. Yum! :-) I am done eating for the day. I have been drinking lots of water (and peeing a lot LOL), but yet my body still says "water, water, water" to me. So, I will continue drinking more water.