I had one of the best leg workout of this month, and actually went up 10 lbs on my split squat/squat superset. I am starting to notice a tendency to choose smaller portions, as though my stomach is shrinking, and my appetite fluctuates. I’m definitely starving first thing in the morning and again mid day, (I eat two meals in the afternoon only 2 hours apart). In the evening appetite dies down, and I’m usually looking forward to my oatmeal. I find that I have to try to get to sleep within 30 minutes of taking my oatmeal to capitalize on the serotonin effect. If I wait any longer, then it’s hard to fall asleep. I have a lot of energy and feel clear-headed, but I am getting a little bit forgetful, which is kind of funny for my room-mates to observe. I have to write everything down and repeat instructions, lol!
Post workout Meal: About 4 oz chicken breast marinated overnight in 1 tsp sun-dried tomato pesto, one sliced olive, and about 1 1/2 c cabbage sauteed up in a dab of butter with some button mushrooms. No salt. Pretty delicious, actually!
This was a home run…my juicy lamb meatballs made with sauteed mushrooms and onions, and a touch of dijon, topped with a horseradish aoili, and served on top of cabbage cooked in a little bit of butter. No salt…This was surprisingly delicious, despite the lack of seasoning. I think I’m getting used to the subtleties of food’s natural flavors.
I ended up having some trouble sleeping, so I had another meal of whole milk yogurt, cashew butter, honey, and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds and almonds. I’ve really been trying to make the effort to make what my body is craving, keeping an informal tab on nutrients that I’ve been taking in throughout the day…