Am I the only person who as soon as I’m done eating want more?
Does that sound dorky? Well it sure does to me and I just don’t understand why that is. So just this week I’ve been doing some testing to see if I could figure out if there are certain foods that trigger these behaviors.
Let’s see I started off this week week with the “chunky monkey” feeling. You know that feeling when you know that you’ve gained a few pounds and you most certainly do not need to jump on the scale to see if it went up right? Instead what I do is go into action, I cut out eating a lot of solid food and stick with mostly liquids.
No I’m not talking about fasting, even though I believe fasting is a good way to cleanse toxins from your body. I’m talking about liquid protein beverage drinks.
When I feel chunky monkey I will go on my liquid protein drinks; shakes and fruit flavored high protein drink mix. I usually do this for 2-3 days and can drop my “chunky” and feel pretty fast. The first day is typically the hardest to endure but by day 3 I’m in the groove and the food cravings and sugar cravings are subsided.
So this week since I had groceries in my house, a rarity, I thought I would try to get rid of the ‘chunky monkey’ feeling by eating low calorie foods like; apples, mango, raisins, lettuce and various means of protein; chicken, buffalo, tuna.
Well I’m here to tell you that all week I wanted more, more to eat that is. I never really felt satisfied and even though my belly was full my brain kept saying; I want more. Right after I was done eating I craved something sweet. So this entire week I tried different variations of eating food and also my liquid protein together. Not a good week, I believed I gained this week.
So now what? Well that’s easy…. I will stay with the liquid protein when I have those chunky monkey feelings.
Oh and by the way, it’s wasn’t Ben & Jerry’s that made me feel chunky monkey.