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Bagels and wheat cravings

Posted Apr 13 2011 7:16pm

Happy Hump Day! I slept really well last night for whatever reason. I practiced guitar right before bed and maybe that had something to do with it? I was ready to get to the gym. I was raining steadily, so no biking.
I walked on the treadmill and then I jogged for a few minutes. My knee is doing so much better, so why not bring back the thing that irritated it? :roll:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Lying Leg Press 3 sets of 10 at 100# Lower Body
Plank 3 sets of 70 second holds Core
Flat Dumbbell Fly 3 sets of 15 with 10# DBs (20# total) Chest
Good Mornings 3 sets 10 with 55# bar Low back and hammies
Single dumbbell row 3 sets 10 with 20# DB Back
Stationary lunge 3 sets of 10 each leg with 35# plate Lower body and balance
Lateral Raise 3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders
Seated calf raise 3 sets of 12 at 140# Calves

I met John partway as he started walking to the gym (It’s 2 miles away) and we hit up Orange Cat for Bagel Wednesday!

I love this giant stuffed animal there.

Looks a lot like this one:

I wonder what it is like to live with no shame?

Anyway, I had a blueberry bagel with cream cheese.

The cream cheese was really cold, so it didn’t spread very well at first. This blueberry bagel is really good.  It is a downstate bakery bagel.  Soft and chewy, but not too chewy and very blueberry tasting.  I commented to John about how much I enjoy these nice mornings out.

I have alluded to this a bit over the last month, and I think I am noticing a pattern now.  As most of you know, I have been lowering carbs and increasing fat since about February.  I have done that mostly by eliminating breads and grains except for 2 or 3 days a week.  I have begun to notice that on the days that I do not have grains and get my carbs through fruits,veggies, and dairy, I have no snack cravings.  On the days that I have a bagel for breakfast (protein drink before doesn’t matter) or crackers, I get cravings to snack during the day.  I am pretty sure this is happening on those days.  Is that not weird?  For instance on Monday and Tuesday, I was grain free and absolutely no desire to snack (nibble of macaroon was all I wanted).  Today?  I wanted to snack in the afternoon and some in the evening.  What I need to notice now is if this is a wheat (gluten) thing or a grain thing.  I need to try a day with non-gluten grains and see if I feel the same way.  I don’t know if this is in my head or what, but I definitely am really going to pay attention now.

Lunchtime included more of that socca bread (recipe coming Thursday).  I toasted up a slice and put some BBQ chicken and an LC wedge on it.

I quite enjoyed that.  I like the socca bread very much and think it has a lot of potential as a base for things.

Speaking of snacks, this is what I had with my almond milk latte this afternoon:

Plus some nibbles of homemade granola bars that John made to take to his poker game tonight.

With such a dreary day, I wanted a bright and colorful dinner.  I did up some sweet potato topped with LC (2 wedges in a day!) and sauteed broccoli.

One thing about sweet taters, they are filling.  This was 100 grams of sweet potato, which seems dinky when you have to slice a hunk off a big potato, but quite filling.

I need more protein today, so a protein drink will be quaffed later.

Working on the room tonight.  Here is a pic of our new wall!

It actually looks like a room now!

That is the pocket door opening.  I really hope it works LOL

Question: Do you ever notice certain foods setting off cravings for you?

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