I used to eat all the time. I was always hungry. I’d eat breakfast (usually something grainy), and three hours later my stomach would be grumbling so I’d eat some more, usually something grainy. Three hours later, repeat. I’d be constantly looking in the fridge (no, the fridge’s contents never change in five minutes!) looking in the cupboards, wanting to fill this hole in my chest and/or stop the grumbling.
Now, after “going primal”, I’ll eat two eggs and some bacon for breakfast, and by 1pm I’m starting to think about food. So I’d usually make myself a coconut milk shake.
Then, one day I realized it was 2pm and the stomach wasn’t grumbling. In fact, it never really grumbled for the 1pm shake either. And I wasn’t all that active/working up an appetite.
Today, I ate my standard egg/bacon breakfast aroun 8am. Then I went for a walk in the woods, about an hour. Then I got on my bike and rode 30 minutes to a store, bought some coconut milk (8 cans), put them in my paniers, rode back home—another 30 minutes. And boy was I moving! I had so much energy, I was tackling hills that had previously had me walking the bike up them! I was just moving! Got back around 12:30, and left again fifteen minutes later to another store about 30 minutes the other way. Sweated up a good deal. Not really comfortable putting on a helmet whose little paddings are soaked with my sweat, or putting a backpack back on after cycling all morning. (I feel for the people behind me at the cash having to witness my soaked shirt!)
Got back (for good) around 2:15, sat on my couch, and then snoozed for a bit. Woke up around 3:30 and decided to make my coconut milk shake, only to realize as I was sucking it up, that I wasn’t really all that hungry. I was just eating it because I felt/thought it was “time” for more food in my system.
I have a porketta cooking in the slowcooker, going to be ready for supper at 6:45 (when 16yo daughter gets home from work) so I “knew” there was more food coming.
My question: has anybody else experienced a decrease in appetite that does not equate a decrease in energy? I thinking I may only “need” to eat twice a day: breakfast and supper. This is a Good Thing in terms of finances, but I do so like my coconut milk shakes, or maybe it’s the idea that I can have a full-fat coconut milk shake every day without worrying about blimping out!