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Hello everyone!

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful holiday and are out getting their shop on right now. So up here in Canada, it was just another fun filled day at work for me.

Cinnamon Oats

I started off my day with cinnamon hazelnut oats! I used:

  • 1/3 C oats
  • almost 1/2 C 1% (organic–all my dairy is) milk
  • 1/2 C vanilla yogurt (full fat version with sugar added)–I folded this in after cooking
  • 1 small teaspoon of almond hazelnut butter–this was absolutely glorious and all I could taste was the hazelnut…mmmm
  • a generous sprinkling of cinnamon

I definitely prefer having fruit in my oats, whether it be apple, banana, blueberries or something else. It really adds to the texture and I missed that yesterday.

I also photographed my lunch for the day:

Chicken Pita

Once lunch time rolled around I assembled my chicken, tomatoes, pickles, onions, dijon mustard and hot sauce into a very tasty and very filling chicken pita. That really hit the spot!

As I was clicking away yesterday morning prior to leaving for work I lost track of time and thus did not photograph my snacks for the day:

  • 2 clementines
  • a small handful of cashews
  • 3/4 C baby carrots
  • 3/4 C vanilla yogurt
  • 2 large coffees with about 1/4-1/3C 2% milk in each

But here’s the interesting thing, on my way home last night I thought about what to make for dinner. And it struck me….I just wasn’t hungry?!  I did a rough estimate of my eats for the day and had come up with about 1100 calories. Hmmm…could this be my body’s way of telling me to stop? I had no hunger pangs. I was thirsty and drank about 2.5 L water yesterday but had no desire to eat dinner once I got home.

So what did I do? I listened to my body and did not have dinner. When I got up today, I plugged in the quantities of food into an online database and found that I had consumed 1153 calories yesterday. If I were to count calories, I’d probably want to be somewhere around 1150-1450 calories per day to create a deficit so this was okay with me. I also did not go to the gym yesterday as I had plans to go today on my day off.

So the whole experience was very interesting. I paid attention and my body told me it was done eating for the day.

Has this ever happened to you? What did you do? Did you go ahead and eat anyways or did you hold off on eating?


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