I growled about 8 a.m. this morning while I was driving and ate my food bar which was about 200 calories. I did not growl again until about 2:30 at which time I had a grilled hamburger on two pieces of Ezekiel bread (made from sprouted grains and no wheat), 2 hard boiled eggs, some cottage cheese, slice of cheese on the burger with onions, tomato, relish, ketchup. I also had a small slice of green tomato pie with some low fat ice cream. This will be all that I eat today as I am sure I will not growl again until tomorrow. I am getting ready to go to Jazzercise.
I figure my total calories are well within weight loss range but I also remember a study I once read about. A control group of rats was given a set number of calories which were spread out over the day and the experimental group was given their calories all at once. The experimental group gained weight, the others did not and the conclusion was that the body can only handle so many calories at once. Too much at once and it will store some of it.
Yesterday when I growled in the afternoon, I finished off two large pieces of leftover pizza - the equivalent of 1/4 of a large pizza. That was all I had in addition to the food bar. I have been getting in the water and the only other calories both days would be coffee creamer.
Sunday's weigh-in will tell the story. If I get bad news I will work on portion control. Waiting until the growl means I am really, really hungry when I eat so I will have to work on my head as well. I am determined to eat this way. I know I can learn to stop sooner if that's what is necessary.
What do you think? Am I overeating?