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Restriction catches up with you…

Confession time:

I have a teensy little bit of ED in my head (FYI: eating disorder, NOT manly disfunction…)

Yesterday, I very unintentionally had a super low-calorie, almost restrictive day of eats.

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Breakfast

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Lunch (I only ate 1/2 of this because I didn’t really like it)

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Dinner

I had a ton of meetings and just didn’t really have time to eat. The teensy ED in my head?

“Wow! You hardly ate any calories today! Good job!”

Today, however, my unintentional restriction all came back to bite me.

1. I could barely make it through my regular spinning class. I was dizzy and shaky. I actually left early. Obviously I hadn’t fueled well the day before.

2. I was hungry all. day. long.

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Breakfast: tofu pudding with oats, berries and bananas.

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Lunch: curried lentils and brown rice. I realize this is the grossest picture you’ve ever seen. No matter, it was delicious.

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And then the hunger beast took over:

Two of the above chocolate cherry bomb energy bites (recipe to come)

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A handful of carrots

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1/2 a cara cara orange (love these!)

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Dinner: pinto bean enchilada, 1 ear of corn, 1/4 cup guacamole

Around 3:30, I got a text from Matty B…

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Being the sweet man that he is, he obliged me…

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And I had 50 bathousand of these. Maybe more.

I think, I think, I’m full now.

Wait. Maybe I need some chocolate.

The moral of the story? It all evens out in the end. My body knows what it needs. I need to pay better attention and stop believing that I can survive on cabbage salad and Kashi cereal alone.

Also, no more mental congrats to myself for low calorie days. I need fuel, not fluff.

Finally, I have a winner for my Kitchen Kaboodle gift card giveaway!

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Congrats to Kyrandia! Email me your address (holley@versatile-vegan.com) and I’ll send you your prize!

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7 responses »

  1. Yay! Congrats again on 100 subscribers! Thanks for the gift card!

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  2. You’re so right about restriction (although not about the lentil thing; it looks delicious!) I notice that I have to eat and not restrict otherwise my body hates me and gets all hungry and angry and weak and blah. Feeding myself doesn’t make me fat, it actually improves my mood and allows me to move about the planet without constantly needing to stop in the kitchen to nibble a carrot or whatever.
    True words if there ever were any 🙂

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  3. Good for you for listening to your cravings! Don’t let ED tell you nasty things! Stay strong, xoxo.

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  4. I totally agree that it catches up with you! That is why i totally don’t get that 5/2 or alternate day diet that is all the fab at the moment – surely you binge after the restriction days so how does that help you lose weight?!?!?!?

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