It’s so weird, swinging back and forth between carbs and low carbs. I can tell you that eating very very low carb is hard. When you get hungry, you crave carbs because your body knows it’s the easiest digestible form for immediate energy. And when you’re hungry, your body wants that energy the fastest way possible.
I had a bowl of cheerios last night and a little bit of chocolate to satisfy my PMS craving. This time is the only time I crave chocolate, ever. I also had two bowls this morning for breakfast. When I woke up I felt like total crap. Even though I slept okay, I just woke up in such a fog. I was really lethargic. Just no energy. Not even coffee helped. Cutting out those kinds of grains has helped with my energy level in the morning and my clarity. Then after class I still felt the same! Eating breakfast did not leave me full. It gave me a sort of “fulfilling” feeling physiologically, but I was far from full or satisfied. It felt sort of empty. A bloated, empty feeling. I crashed after class and slept for 6 hours!! Completely knocked out. When I woke up I thought I had only slept for 2. I thought it was still 4PM but it was 7! Geez. And now I just feel “weird”. My gut feels full like someone took a pile of bricks and just dumped it in there. But I’m not full. And I could stuff my face even more. Which would only worsen the problem.
I need to find a happy medium. IDK how people go through that transition phase of eating like <50g carbs a day and feeling like shit. I don’t think my will power is strong enough to endure through that. And although I would never purposefully restrict my carbs that low. I can feel stronger cravings at <100g carbs.. I can feel it effect me a lot. So I need to find my happy medium. Something I can sustain. Something that won’t put me through a wave of lowcarb/high carb and caving into these periodical cravings. (When I talk about carbs I mean refined/whole grains… not the good carbs from veggies).
And these grains need to get out of my body asap. I think I’ll be feeling “off” for the next couple of days. Bleh. This is going to be a rough rest of the week. =\