Sure enough, I felt absolutely satisfied for the rest of the night. You really do have to wait that little bit after a meal for the satisfaction button to kick in.
I woke up yesterday so incredibly sluggish, then by afternoon I was literally bouncing in my office chair. Maybe it's the cleaner eating ... maybe it was all the inspiring blog entries I was reading - who knows!
So when I got home from work the first thing I did was hit the treadmill! I only had a short time before we had to eat and go out to the kids sports, so I decided the best use of my time was to run.
And run I did! I did 30 min of HIIT (2 min at 6 mph, 1 min of 9mph - some at 10 mph - repeat). I tell ya ... that's a lot harder than just running the same speed for 30 minutes. Overall I can run a faster steady pace, but I think those quick spurts are hugely beneficial to improving running speed, endurance, and a big bonus for weight loss.
I was a sweaty mess afterwards!
Got another clean menu going on today ....
6:30am - Wake-up - 2 c. water
7:30 am - Breakfast - 1/2 c. oatmeal, 2 tblspn ground flax seed, 1/4 c. blueberries, 3 egg whites, 2 c. water
10:30 - Mid-Morning Meal - 3 oz. Shrimp, tomato/cucumber salad, 2 c. green tea, 2 c. water
2:00 - Lunch - 4 oz. grilled chicken, 1/2 plain sweet potato, 1 pear, 2 c. green tea, 2 c. water
5:00 - Afternoon Meal - 2 egg whites, 1 whole egg, celery, 2c. water
6:30 - Dinner - 4 oz. tilapia, 1/2 plain sweet potato, broccoli, roasted tomatoes 2 c. water, 2c. peppermint tea
I increased my lunch protein today and moved the sweet potato from the mid morning meal to lunch. I found that for my mid-morning meal I'm not very hungry so I can have a little less then, but by afternoon meal I'm quite hungry. This should make my lunch meal a bit more substantial with a little more staying power. For today it worked.
Tonight I'm gonna hit that treadmill again and maybe do a lower body weights session.