Today’s nutrition didn’t go exactly as planned – but hey, that’s life. I was sitting in my room for a good part of the morning and felt like I could have fasted longer (wasn’t at all hungry) until I got up to stop one my dog’s barking hissy-fits. I nearly passed out – I blacked out for a few seconds and had to grab onto the wall for support. So I instantly realized I needed to put something in my stomach.
But even after a bowlful of chicken I was still having awful dizzy spells. I almost went down a couple of times. So I decided to have a good handful of almonds and later grabbed a banana to get some good potassium in my body – I’m glad I did. Though I try and avoid heavy carbs and fruits (especially bananas) in this weight-loss phase, I don’t regret this decision whatsoever. Banana sugar/carbs > not nourishing your body to the point of a black-out.
Plus, the banana was amazing
Dinner was chili. And by chili, I mean ground beef, spices, and tomato sauce. It’s funny – I keep telling my Mum that there are other ways to make a paleo chili. You can throw all sorts of stuff in there for variety, taste, and texture. But what we’ve settled on and continuously return to is our old chili recipe minus the beans. Oh well…at least it tastes delicious!
I had my “chili” over some spaghetti squash, which was really enjoyable. It was like spaghetti with meat sauce. The natural sweetness of the spaghetti squash really complimented the spicy chili, so this simple meal was a win in my book!
The only problem is I ate relatively early, so I’m hoping I don’t get too hungry throughout the rest of the night. I already went over what I budgeted for food today, so unless I’m absolutely physically famished I’m going to try to avoid eating more. I already am head-hungry – it’s all in my mind – and I’m only hungry for sugar and sweets. So it would probably be best for me to go brush my teeth right now .
Did HIIT this morning, not following my normal methods but instead using Romaniello’s suggested schedule. Don’t know if it worked better than Peak 8, but I was done in half the time (7:30 sec) so I wasn’t complaining . Though now that I’m writing this and thinking about it…I wonder if the HIIT is what caused my dizzy spell? Hm….
Hmmmk so now it’s 8:15 and I’m craving carbs and sugar like a muthaf*&$#r. I’m not hungry, I know I’m not. I just watched the Food Network though (whoops) and my brain decided that chocolate and caramel needs to be consumed ASAP. I refuse to give in though! It’s going to be a longgggg night …..
HIIT – Jump Rope