I have wondered many times why it upsets me to get to a growl before eating. I am empty and have that hollow feeling that is hunger when on low-carb. When I get to that point just before the growl I can start feeling anxious. What is going on?
I try to reason with myself. It doesn't bother me like it used to but I still get that tenseness, that anxiety when trying to wait for the growl which is the only way to eat intuitively for me. If I eat reasonable amounts the growl comes back around like it should pretty much when it should. Am I afraid it won't and then I won't get to eat? I know I am usually driving or sitting around when the anxiety happens. If I am busy it is not such a problem at all.
I have read some blogs where people eat about 5 small meals a day. I read some blogs where people are concerned about having ONLY three meals a day.
We can start second guessing ourselves because we don't trust our bodies to let us know when food is necessary. We have become so out of touch with basic food needs. There are so many emotions attached to this most basic daily need. We do math. We plan ahead. We write everything down. We must have so much of this food, only this much of another, and none of that food. This disconnect causes so much stress. The food industry hasn't helped much. Uninformed people are gullible people. Didn't we all have Health in high school? I know there have been some issues and changes as far as the food pyramid and all that goes but we did learn about healthy food didn't we? We learned about calories and activity. At the time we probably didn't pay attention like we should have but there are many topics that we don't put to use until later in life that we learned in school.
One of the rationales for eating several small meals a day is to keep the metabolism at a steady pace and the blood sugar won't drop too far and then be spiked with a meal. I wonder what the real difference is between eating 3 meals a day and 5 meals a day. It doesn't seem to me like it could be a very significant amount if we have the same calories spread over 5 meals as opposed to 3 meals.
The person I read was going to try just eating three meals a day. I have read many who ponder this drastic measure :-) If we are out of control or making poor choices of course it is whether we are having 3 or 5 meals a day. It could also be whether our metabolism is messed up. And then of course it could be our plantar fasciitis acting up again (for you Norma).
I am working on a new project in the yard - a dry creek bed. It's going to be so great. I took a picture today of how much I have done. I also took some other pictures around the yard. I know you have been wondering when I would post another garden tour :-)