Our bodies probably communicate hunger signals differently. I know it is time to…
Our bodies probably communicate hunger signals differently. I know it is time to eat when I start getting hunger pangs in my stomach. That had always been the case until around 28 months into my entirely plant-based diet. I never got hunger pains. Instead, I would feel very faint, thirsty and dizzy in-between meals. I put it down to it being my body’s new way of telling me I needed to eat and never really thought much more of it.
Since changing my diet, I’ve gone back to getting regular hunger pangs, and those faint, dizzy spells have disappeared. To be honest with you, that’s one of the best and most welcome changes I’ve experienced so far. Thinking back on it, those symptoms were red flags, because often they would surface only 2-3 hours after a huge meal. I shouldn’t really have been hungry, so there could have been a lot more to them. I should have checked my fasting glucose levels. In any case, I’m glad that’s behind me.
In other news, my digestion is tonnes better🙌🏾. I was very apprehensive about eating the meal I posted yesterday because it was the first time I’d eaten beans in over 8 weeks. I wasn’t sure if I was going to set myself back, but I was willing to test my digestion since 1. I’ve been craving legumes and 2. I needed to know the status of my gut. I’m stoked to share that I had no problems whatsoever – just like the good old days! I’m still taking things slowly, and I’m grateful that everything is moving in the right direction.
🌿In my bowl: fried rice, edamame, salad, steamed 🥦and teriyaki tofu. I simply marinated the tofu in teriyaki sauce for a few hours in a fridge, baked it in the oven then drizzled some more sauce over it once cooked. Very simple!