So it is officially day 2. I survived my first day on a diet! (No drama here...!)
Here is what my day looked like yesterday:
8am: met dietitian for introduction to the kitchen (where I pick up my food 3x/week), my PDA (for recording all my food intake), and for breakfast.
Breakfast: 1c Total Raisin Bran (less than I usually eat, but I love raisin bran so that was good)
1c Skim Milk (also what I normally drink) for both cereal and coffee
1c Coffee (no calories other than milk added)
1 med banana
A pretty typical breakfast for me- but I could not help but feel hungry after it was over.
Snack: (11am in the lecture of the class that I am TAing)
100 cal peanut butter bar (tasty!)
Green Jasmine Tea (first bought for me last Christmas from MomE.)
Again, typical snack. I usually have a granola bar (90-150cal) so when I was still hungry I began to realize my mind is messing with me.
1pm Lunch: Chef Salad (Romaine, green peppers, kidney beans, roasted turkey, shredded carrots)
Light Balsamic dressing
Garlic Bread Roll
Diet Dr. Pepper
Yep, I was still hungry and unsatisfied feeling. I whined a bit to TE who was very supportive and made me laugh at myself about being a drama queen.
It was also at this time that I got my calorie results from one of the 4 weeks I kept track of what I ate during the baseline phase of the study. I ate an average of 1509 kcal/day! Less than my calorie prescription! I remembered though that I chipped my tooth the first day of recording for that week and did not eat much for 3 days...
3pm Snack: Coffee --I was going to drink it black, but I couldn't (drama queen) so I had it with skim milk (they give me 1c every day that I don't have cereal- then I get 2c)
Mandarin Oranges (I even drank the juice!)
1/2 of my 40g of fiber one cereal ("to be eaten like popcorn"). Grrrmmpff. I also had to sit at a meeting while everyone else ate Bertucci's pizza.
8pm Dinner: Roasted Turkey with cranberry sauce
Candied sweet potatoes (everyone knows I hate sweet potatoes- these tasted amazing...)
Creamy applesauce with cinnamon + other half of fiber one cereal
Decaf chai tea
At this point I was full enough to not to growl at TE for eating a yummy looking burrito and SH's amazing chocolate chip cookies.
So while the food is fine (I will be excited for this month to be over) I am hungry enough at all times that everything tastes better than it would normally. I have also noticed that the day seems to go by much slower when I am waiting for my next meal. Maybe I will be more productive with all this extra time... I'll keep you posted :)