Yesterday I forgot to mention something very important, or at least important to people with my whacked out metabolism.
When I stretch meals as outlined in the planned over post, I usually alternate with our normal lower carb, lots of vegetable and protein meals. Other times I freeze the leftovers of the original meal to turn into a planned over meal sometime later.
Why do I do this?
I tend to become very short tempered if I don’t have enough protein. This is why I have no intention of attempting to become vegetarian. I’ll certainly alternate with meals where the meat plays second fiddle, meatless meals, and vegetarian dishes. So far, in my experience even with careful planning and meals with packed with beans, I tend to walk around slavering like a starved animal after three or four days. With three young children, who need a significant amount of patience on my part, this is far from an optimal scenario.
Those Snickers diva commercials? Yeah, they hit a little too close to home sometimes.
I should also note, my husband has learned that if I am blowing something completely out of proportion, suggesting I need to eat a taco is actually not a good way to bring me back to reality. Not that I ever lose my temper or anything.
An excuse? Perhaps, but diabetes does run in my family, so I don’t get on the carbohydrate roller coaster too often.
I wasn’t careful this week and right now all I can think about is how good a steak would be; it’s quite distracting.
Am I alone in this quirk?
Remember, the morality argument about meat consumption is not up for debate here at Home Ec 101. Nutrition, budget, etc are all acceptable points, but as usual stay respectful in the comments. I respect my omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan readers and expect the same in return.