Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Munchies

For some strange reason I had the munchies yesterday. I have upped my protein, but yet I just wanted to munch yesterday. I'm not sure if it was boredom since I was home instead of at work, or a reaction to having a long run on Sunday since I haven't had one in two weeks. I just don't know. I didn't work out at all yesterday. I had my normal protein cereal with milk. But then, I started grabbing a few bites of Cheddar Chex Mix. Then I had an apple to tied me over until lunch. Maybe I should have had it with some cheese or peanut butter? Then I had my lunch of baby carrots, 1 cup Mexican Style Chicken Tortilla, and my new favorite...Morning Start Mushroom burger. I also love the Morning Start Black Bean patty. They are tasty and are a great source of protein. I just have to make sure I also have a fruit or more veggies to keep full. Then a few hours later I was hungry again so I ate a granola bar with protein. Still hungry. Next I ate a Zone mini snack bar. Still hungry. Somehow I ended up on the couch with what was left of my kids' Cinnamon Toast Crunch and was eating it by the handfuls. I've NEVER done that! What in the heck? I rallied by having just light soup, 4 oz. lean cut steak, salad, and green beans. My dessert was sugar free jello. I just don't get it.

Today was a great day. I got up at 5:15 to run for 3.5 miles. On my training schedule, all Monday are just a light run. It said 2 miles, but I went for more. I want to do at least 35-45 minutes of cardio and if I run just 2 miles, that won't happen. Do I walk uphill the rest of the time? Should I do yoga to stretch? I need to exercise for more than 19 minutes on run days. Any advice runners? OR advice on my once in awhile food freak outs? I blamed it on not enough protein but I am eating WAY more than I used to.

5 comments:

carla said...

too many bars perhaps?
for me when I have even one a day they make me want moremoremore.

could you toss in more protein on top of your cals? even something REALLY LOW CAL like scrambled egg whites and veggies? as an extra minimeal?

Kate said...

I hate when I get the munchies, when I do I just make sure (or try to!) grab for carrots or some other veggies and I don't sweat it much!

The Seratts said...

I am sorry you had an off day, It is normal and just think of it this way you are not the only one. It makes me feel better that I am not the only one who is hungry LOL
Good luck!

POD said...

Morning start mushroom burger. Got to try that.
Sounds yum.
I used to know exactly why i'd get the munchies.

wahoostampingirl said...

Oh, I hate it when I get the munchies like that. Sometimes what helps me is to eat something(s) that takes a little bit of time to make and/or to eat. Like maybe a pita pizza in the toaster oven with turkey pepperoni and veggies. Or a big bowl of popcorn popped with a couple of teaspoons of oil.

I agree with the PP who said having a bar just makes her want more. That happens to me too.