I need to heed my own advice! My diet on Wednesday was excellent:
Breakfast - 5:15 AM
1 Wheetabix square
2 tsp bran (to counter the constipative effects of my antibiotics. grrrrr!)
1/2 C. orange juice
1/4 C. raisins
Lunch -- 1:00 PM
My own lunch concoction made of brown rice leftovers, half can of lentil soup poured over this, and a quarter cup of yellow eyed heirloom beans I had just cooked. Filling and delicious and nutritious!
Snack -- 2:00 PM
1/3 C. applesauce
Now it gets ugly.
After a lunch meeting ended, my coworkers and I snacked on the leftovers: baked ziti, salad, garlic bread. (I bypassed the chicken.) I was hungry for a snack -- but soon realized this was a mistake on many levels:
- too rich
- not vegan (my aspiration)
- a banana or apple would have probably satisfied me; I did not need to eat all of that
Less than a half hour later, I felt not only disappointed at my lack of control, but heartburn as well. This was a shearing, burning relentless heartburn that followed me all the way home and through dinner. What a mess. I think it was due to eating too much too fast more than the dairy (why don't I get heartburn when eating ice cream?).
Another trigger for your consideration: deadlines! I have several, all converging, all equally important. I can feel myself getting clenched up over this, and no doubt my gut is also getting clenched from the stress…