Today my appetite returneth with a vengeance! No idea where it went. On holiday perhaps. Well I hope it had a good time because it’s sure as hell come back wanting lots of food. Feed me feed me feed me. So I’m feeding it. I figure on Paleo, you can do this. I also rather like the idea of just “going with it”. Letting my body dictate when I eat and how much I eat.
Of course on your normal starvation-style diet (which is, let’s face it, what most diets are) this would be a disaster. A response to semi-starvation with a binge to make up for it. Your actual yoyo in action. Not this time. Alls I have to do (and I hope like hell I’m right about this!) is eat protein. Feed my returning appetite with protein, not processed carb as I might’ve once done.
Bacon with my egg today!
So this morning I had a few rashers of bacon with my egg – fried today instead of omeletted. Delicious. Bit sad seeing the yellowy yolk spilled out onto the plate and not being able to mop it up with bread or toast. No matter. I just took another cooked rasher I had been saving for later and used that to mop it up instead. Feel full now. And happy and healthy. It may be a trial for us dieters to have to deal with that thing called appetite but it is nice when it returns. Absence of appetite is rarely a good thing; no, trust me, it isn’t. It can indicate poor health, sad psychological state. Lack of interest in food is never a good look.
I’m so glad I’ve got my interest in food back. That eating is now no longer a trial, something to be done for survival. Stress can be your friend, kind of, if you’re trying to lose weight but wouldn’t it be so much better to succeed on a diet from willpower and determination? Stress is horrible; sadness is hateful. I want to lose weight because I’m happy and sorted. Thus have the energy to do it. I don’t want any weight loss to be a by-product of sadness and grief.
It gets better. It always gets better.
Have a good Thursday – or whatever day you’re having as you read this.