I didn’t mean to write another post today. I just need to say that I’m officially starving. Well, extremely hungry at least. I obviously need to incorporate snacks into my diet as well as protein (or a larger lunch).
People questioned my desire for more protein. I guess somewhere in my mind I think protein+exercise=muscles, but I think it is really just exercise+food=muscle. Also, I don’t drink milk. Mostly because I think it is gross and haven’t really drank it for as long as I can remember. I can’t sniff it and tell if it has gone bad, because it always smells bad to my nose. I used to take calcium to justify this, and probably should start again. I do eat yogurt most mornings, but milk is expensive and I hate it so it always goes bad. Knowing my diet, I assume it lacks protein, but never having checked, I could be wrong. I think I’ll take a couple days and see if I am getting enough already, as some suggested. Starting with knowing the requirements, which were harder to find than I expected. It seems 45 grams is my recommended number. Strange that this number doesn’t seem to depend on whether or not a person exercises.
Due to the great suggestions (thanks everyone!) and then some related browsing, I’ve been ogling recipes for awhile. Oh, this is also due to some work related frustrations….. which I will discuss tomorrow.
Here are my discoveries:
- Baked apples, from Cheap Healthy Good, a blog I recently discovered and plan to frequent
- Broccoli Frittata from Sugar Laws. I love broccoli!
- These chokladbolls also look good. They have nothing to do with protein, but seem frugal enough. Did you know Wikipedia now is also a cookbook?
I considered ignoring all the deliciousness in my cupboards at home, destroying my food budget, and trying some of the new suggestions/discoveries. However, I can wait until next weeks grocery trip. I might still stop by the store on the way home for some graham crackers + peanut butter to bring to work so I don’t run into this snackless suffering again. And some chocolate, just because.
One hour until I can leave/eat!