The past few days my body has been craving carbs! And when I eat too much meat…I start thinking of Dr. Atkins and how he died from that heart attack…and that maybe I shouldn’t be eating so much meat??!! This whole experience has been about finding what my body really wants. Not what any program tells me, but listening to intuitive hunger. I thought I would experiment with quinoa tonight. People love it in the vegetarian community! It has a low glycemic index and it’s not supposed to spike your blood sugar like pasta and rice. It just has some good street cred.
I was proud of myself for whipping this up with stuff I already had in the house: quinoa, cranberries, almonds, caramelized onion, chia seeds, and a squeeze of lemon.
The result? Major bloating! It was yummy to be having something different, but it left me wanting more! I easily had a good 2.5 servings. While they tasted good…it left me wondering, is this really good for me? I felt like I was overeating a bit, and it didn’t give me a complete feeling of satisfaction. Now, a few hours later, I feel completely fine again. So, quinoa, I’m not sure if I love you yet. Maybe it’s ok for a carb punch as a small side portion, but not a main meal.
In other news I’ve started a new blog dedicated to eating well (with particular focus on emotional eating and Whole30-like topics). A big reason I’ve wanted to change my diet the past month and half was to address poor eating habits and emotional eating. The more I’ve been researching and writing about it, the more I’m feeling like I want to connect with other people and discuss it more. So from now on, I’m going to leave GirlGoneGraphic as a design blog (its original purpose) and keep writing about food on the new blog: DanielleMarie.TV. Hope to see you there!