8.10 pm: Phew! *fans herself* I thought I'd have just a tiny snack before setting down to play WoW, so had one medium thick slice of cheese and one thin slice of butter rolled into it. That immediately triggered the spout of warmth.
I've been wondering if part of your warm spurts could be hormonal, related to menopause.
Have you found that people seem to push carb-laden food at you, thinking they're doing you a favor? Ever since I let my staff know that I am not able to eat anything containing wheat, they constantly bring in cakes and cookies or fresh bread and try to get me to eat it. I'm startin g to think they want me to fail on my eating plan. *sighs*
Hyp! How lovely to see you again!
If it's a menopausal thing, I'd expect it to show on my period pattern, but no such thing.
As for friends or colleagues wanting you to fail, it's been described elsewhere - if you succeed it means they failed, so even though they might think they're trying to be nice, they actually do it to feel better about themselves. Darn, read a story not too long ago about that phenomenon, but where?
Last night: tummy stayed quiet all evening. Had another slice of cheese with butter before going to bed as I wanted to avoid waking up in the middle of the night feeling ravenous.
6.45 am: 1 glass of water, which usually triggers my tummy and bowels. Today, it triggered nothing.
7 am: 1 cup of coffee with cream. Still not hungry. I think my body is busy trying to figure out what the I'm up to.
'Envy may be defined as an emotion that occurs when a person lacks another's superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.'
9.10 am: 3 hardboiled eggs with butter, because my tummy finally started growling!
9.50 am: efficient emtpying of bowels. Yet again a sign that no, you *don't* need to eat fibres to avoid constipation.
a bit TMI there?
Well, I'm trying to analyse how my body reacts, so need to keep records.
Serves you right for subscribing to my journals!
11.40 am: entrecôte with Béarnaise - I was lucky, one of the nearby lunch restaurants had this on the menu today.
I had bearnaise too for lunch - AND aioli, and pesto. Nice.
Sounds very nice indeed!
Just had some almonds, and that finally made the warmth kick in again.
Almonds are super healthy. I try to eat a few almonds or walnuts each evening. And I love to add slivered almonds to stir-fry.
Sunday brunch: bacon, onion, mushrooms fried in butter with three eggs added on top *burp*
Did it make you warm? It sounds mighty tasty.
Sometimes there are advantages to living alone and not having to cook for other people. You are free to fix whatever you please without someone griping about how unhealthy it all is. I've had quite a lot of company lately and am fixing foods I shouldn't eat because I know they expect them. *sighs*
Sunday brunch did not make me warm. I'm still trying to figure out if it's the amount of fat or the proportions that triggers the warmth.
Bought myself two packages of minced pork and one package of minced lamb, so last night I made myself some more mini-burgers.
1 egg yolk
finely chopped onion and garlic gently fried in butter until golden
1 package of real, full-fat Feta cheese, finely crumbled
Double cream, enough to make the mix creamy but not runny
Knead minced meat and above mix together.
I had two frying pans going at the same time to speed things up, but it still seemed to take an awfully long time before I had fried around three dozens of small burgers. This ought to last me several days.
In a way it's good that the nights are still cold, it makes it so eay to cool down food quickly (put food into covered bowl and leave it out on the balcony for a while).
When I heat the burgers up, I put a slice of cheese on top of each that will melt down to cover the burger.
Speaking of lamb, this pissed me off no end and, to judge from the reactions, I'm not the only one:
And here I've been buying lamb every now and then because I've been under the impression that they are bred more 'humanely' - beling allowed to graze outdoors - than say pigs or cattle!
1 cup of coffee with cream before leaving home
At work: 1 cup of coffee with cream and a handful of almonds
Wasn't really hungry yet, but had lunch at 11.30 with colleagues.
4 miniburgers with melted cheese on top, coleslaw made with pointy cabbage.
Ti, how mini are your mini-burgers? 1 ounce, 2 ounces, what? I ca\n see the wisdom of making them instead of large burgers. It's tempting to eat all of a large serving, even if you aren't really hungry -- just because it's there on your plate. This way you can always add another mini one if you're still hungry.
I usually cook over the weekend so I'll have food easily reheated after work. And I take quite a lot of cooked food to Mother. She doesn't cook at all anymore beyond reheating something in the microwave. I've never had good luck reheating burgers. They seem to be dry and rubbery. Your mixture would likely keep them moist.
I keep cooked chicken in the fridge a lot. It's so versatile. I use it to stir-fry mostly. My favorite is pretty low-carb. The chicken, celery, onion, snow pea pods and slivered almonds. When I can't find fresh pea pods, I use a bit of zucchini or asparagus. When I have leftover pork I like to throw it in a wok with onions and different colored bell peppers. That's low-carb, as well.
I haven't weighed them, but I'd say they're roughly the size of my palm when I've flattened them out and will then shrink a bit when I fry them. Maybe the size of a golfball before flattening...
For today's lunch, I reheated the burgers in the microwave, and they were still quite moist. But then, I didn't make them completely flat, but a bit thicker than the ones you buy.
It's a question, I think, about adding just the right amount of cream - too much and the burgers will fall apart.
And yes, making them small will hopefully help me in learning to feel when I've had enough.
That's an advice I remember reading long ago - don't eat until you're stuffed, but until you're satisfied.
But for that to work, I need to learn to eat slower.
Dinner last night: 1 miniburger with melted cheese before sitting down to play WoW
I realised this morning that it was all I had for dinner because I wasn't hungry.
Breakfast today: coffee with cream, 1 miniburger with cheese
10 am: got *really* hungry and ended up eating my 3 miniburgers with cheese that I had meant to have for lunch rather early.
Have you ever used coconut oil? I kept reading about it, how good it is for you, how it doesn't oxidize, the right melting point, etc. So I bought a jar of it. It's expensive so I want to use it up. The thing is, it makes everything taste like coconut. To be honest, I find it unpleasant for most of the things I've tried it with. *sigh* Guess I need to find a dish it is good in and eat it more often. I mean, I like coconut in desserts, but not in eggs, meat or vegetables. I never ever eat anything with coconut milk. Can't stand it. Nearly gag trying to get it down. Don't like the coconut shrimps that are so popular now.
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