Okay, you about know how this goes: Breakfast was a handful of raw almonds and an apple. Lunch was more raw almonds and a banana. Snack was more raw almonds and a serving of grits. More about them in a moment. Supper was pinto beans and an apple.
One thing of which to be aware is the role starches play in your eating. I'd had a low-level headache and felt unsatisfied for the last two days. That stopped when I ate the grits. I prepared them by putting a little extra virgin olive oil and a generous blend of Kosher salt, ground black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder into 1 1/4 C water in a small sauce pan and stirring 1/4 C grits into the water after it came to a boil. Then I turned it down to a low setting for about five minutes until the grits were thickened to my satisfaction. I'm ashamed to say that I wolfed them down, but the belly thanked me sweetly and settled itself down quietly to wait for the beans. The beans were worth the wait.
It's a known fact that fats can help the belly to feel satisfied. Combine them with some good quality complex carbs, and you have a wining combination for satiation, not to mention one half of a whole protein, with a legume being the other half. I will not soon diss the grits again, I promise. I just know better than to eat a whole lot of them at once. Too many starches in the system at once make me cranky, and the more refined they are, the worse the effect.
Another thing: I've been stopping up toilets. That's all I'm gonna say 'bout that :-/.
I've scheduled my trip to Whole Foods for mid-day tomorrow. I'm excited. I always welcome an opportunity to go to Whole Foods. Cashews, here I come :-)!
In all seriousness, I'm beginning to feel better and better, I think. Concentration was a little better, and tiredness was considerably less. I also got in another walk via the alternate bus route today. It went even better today than it did a few days ago, and in uncomfortable shoes, too, YAY! I am well on the way to being convinced that walking is a doable thing for me. That, to me, is very exciting!
More to come later . . . :-).