And the way things are going, I’m NEVER going to feel better! Enough whining.
In the middle of all this, I had, if not an epiphany, then a realization. You’ve heard it before. But for some reason, it’s now sticking.
A morning protein shake – 20 grams or a wee bit less – is just about the ONLY thing that keeps me on track. I’ve tried so many other strategies because I’d prefer to not drink this. But, no matter what I’ve tried, the ending has been the same: late-afternoon munchies. Carb cravings.
Part of the reason for this is that the WLS makes protein absorption harder, so I truly need more of it. But the other part of the reason is blood sugar and insulin stabilization. At least, that’s my working assumption.
But the biggest realization was the fact that whatever I do for the first two hours in the morning makes ALL the difference for the rest of the day. Exercise, eating, alertness, you name it. Those first couple of hours are critical.
My morning: two huge mugs of tea, a 20 gram protein shake, deviled egg, slice of toast with some LF cheese, and cherry tomatoes. Most of my snacking is GONE!
What’s your BEST morning strategy that gets you through the day, if not in high gear, then with at least some control.
I’ll let you know when I feel better – people say I look better, so maybe there’s hope!