no carbs and I’m finally not hungry

A miracle has happened. Well, a couple miracles. The first is that I’m on day three of no carbs and no cheating. I resisted a box of gourmet donuts at work, even though they sat in front of me all day! But the really amazing things is how not hungry I’ve been feeling. On a daily basis, at one point or another, I feel ravenous, like I have to eat or I’ll lose my mind. And I haven’t felt that way even once, even in the evening (my hunger time). I have felt a little hungry, ate something, and actually felt satiated and fine with not eating more. Normally I still really want more! All because I stopped eating pasta, bread, rice, and cereal/crackers/etc.

I never would’ve believed that I could feel this much better, this fast. I figured I would go a few weeks of feeling totally starved before craving the carbs a little less. It’s possible that there are other reasons, but I can’t think of any. I’ve been at work, which is when I usually eat the worst food and feel the hungriest. I’ve easily come in under 1300 calories a day on myfitnesspal, which was so surprising to me. Usually I’m cutting corners or coming in way over the goal, and still feeling hungry.

I don’t have a scale at home. If I can keep this up, I’ll weigh myself at work in two weeks. It’s not so much about the number, though, I just want some waist line shrinkage (and thigh and double chin and arm, while we’re at it).

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

3 thoughts on “no carbs and I’m finally not hungry”

  1. I love being low carb!! I started 2 weeks ago and I was down 9lbs, which is great. But then life happened this weekend and now I’m afraid to go near the scale 😦 back on the wagon tomorrow!!

  2. I accidentally went without carbs and refined sugar today and by dinner my brain needed a foghorn just to find land, it was just gone! Good job!! I wish I had the ability to get through the withdrawals! I can’t wait to hear about the results.

  3. I meant to mention in my first comment.. Check out the blog I Breathe I’m Hungry, the author has a ton of awesome low carb/paleo/whole 30 recipes and menu plans. I know I tend to run out of low carb food ideas and then slip into carbs again. Most of these recipes are ones my carb eating family would love too!

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