I remember if I let my sometime busy days interfere with my meals blood sugar drops, or the headache. I do not like the hunger headache. Although I meal prep some days I am too busy to have that break and it is so easy to eat what a Pharmaceutical rep has brought in or the workplace has provided.
As I continue to focus on my 85/15 eating there are days temptation and those hangry (angry because you are hungry with a headache) pains hit and I want to say just give me anything. The solution that has helped me is to just stop and drink 8-16 ounces of water, then wait about 5 minutes. My hunger decreases, the original thought “just give me anything” fades. I take bites of my prepared food and feel better.
Now, truth is there are days after that water I have tried a bite of other foods. First the more you make better choices at eating the more you will taste the undesirable. Now I can taste the extra oil, extra sodium will either burn my lips or dehydrate me, too much carbs my energy level takes a dive.
How do I manage that 15% well, that is usually on planned outings, celebrations and I do small portions. Took me awhile to get to this point but I am but yes, yes sometimes I do go to 20%. I jut deal with it and do not repeat for a while at least.
Loving myself and you should love yourself as well. To a week of a healthier US.