So… I’m full

This might be a weird thing to write about when one is on a diet, but it’s just kind of bugging me. I’m eating (according to my little food diary) about 1200 calories a day, and I feel bloated and… full most days.  I’m eating “leafy greens” because that’s what I was told to eat — mostly I’m eating spinach and kale, because I like spinach, and why not kale? It doesn’t taste bad.  I gave tofu a try, and that wasn’t bad either. I’ll probably try it again, if I can find it in smaller quantities because storing it is a pain. I still have a burger now and again — just no bun. Because I’ll take meat over bread any day of the week. But,  I haven’t gone “carb free” because my gut is a delicate princess and if I don’t give it carbs — well lets just say it’s not a pretty picture. I don’t want to end up in the emergency room again like the last time I went on a “low carb” diet.  Right now, my plan is “eat less, exercise more” which worked before, but for some reason (health problems maybe?) I just stopped being as mindful about things, and hence the weight gain back.  My current weight is a symptom of my thyroid and lungs giving out on me, but it’s also a symptom of me not giving a damn about much of anything for the past four years too… So there’s that. But I digress.

Mann's Monterey Risotto Nourish Bowl

Back to what I’m putting in my pie-hole… I have cut back on the carbs, I mean, when you cut back on the calories, you cut back on pretty much everything, right?  But… I’m full.  Like right now, as I’m typing this, I feel down right stuffed. and according to my little food thing, I’ve eating 1,126 calories today. That’s including the spices I put on my food.  I include everything because if I don’t, My Fitness Pal will virtually yell at me for not eating enough calories (and conversely for eating too much fat) >_< The too much fat was in the pre-made lunch I had called a “nourish bowl.” Thought I’d give it a try to take a break from the salads… 🙂  Only 340 calories, but apparently too much fat for My Fitness Pal. >_<  And I had to force myself to eat it all because it’s huge!  Tasted good, but still… a lot of stuff in that bowl.  Regretting the garlic sauce though. I love garlic, but my gut does not — delicate princess, remember?  Not only that, but I haven’t eaten anything since about 3:30 and it’s nearly 8 pm now… so over four hours later, and I’m still freaking full. It’s uncomfortable. 

Anyway, at least the diet seems to be working in that I do appear to be dropping pounds. I don’t like this full all of the time feeling though. I suppose it’s from eating “real” food. Maybe I’ll get used to it. I dunno. It’s sure not giving me all the energy everyone and their uncle promised me. Today I felt as drained as ever. Like, no energy at all to do anything. I’m surprised I made it out of bed to tell y’all the truth. Ah well, maybe the energy will come later. Here’s to hoping. 

10 thoughts on “So… I’m full

    1. Willow Post author

      I’ve been eating salads and stuff for a while now, I just increased how much roughage with this new diet. It’s possible my gut doesn’t like the increased amount. I’ve been trying to cook some of it to make it easier, but that’s not helping much either.

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  1. purpleslob

    You are eating like a bird!! And still full? Like they said, probably the leafy greens, and veg. Good job on sticking with it. I wish my “delicate princess” would feel full on so little! But comparing is no good. Hopefully the energy kicks in soon!

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    1. Willow Post author

      Trust me, it’s not a comfortable feeling! I feel bloated and blah. >_< And in the morning I wake up shaky because I'm probably not eating enough. Right now, I still feel full from yesterday, and shaky at the same time. Grrrr. O_o

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  2. Melanie B Cee

    Um, make sure the FIBER content (delicate princess or not) is sufficient. I live with your full feeling and can’t abide any more than two meals (which makes my endocrine guy blanche…it’s too ‘little’ food apparently) because I feel sick if I force the matter. “They” (them being the medical professionals) cannot figure out why I feel this way, every so often. One blamed it on my diabetes, and someone else blamed it on a failing heart, and they all blame the GI system issues (which nobody can figure out). I’m taking an antacid, because the other night the bile regurg was so bad I actually threw up (plus I was too full). My sympathies dear. It might just be your delicate princess adjusting herself to a new and stricter regime? If it persists though, make someone give you some answers. And then share those! I’d love it if someone else got an answer to that. Because yeah it’s uncomfortable and annoying. But not knowing what causing it? Triples the annoyance factor.

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    1. Willow Post author

      I’m trying something called ox bile — which is exactly what it sounds like — because it was suggested that might help me digest due to lack of a gallbladder, and that helps a little. But don’t think it’s playing with the Prevacid I have to take for my angry gut. Blah. I hate walking the medicine tightrope. >_<

      I guess I should start drinking some peppermint tea or something. It's the right time of year for it at least. ^_^

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