As I promised, this will be short. I had a great day, mostly, but I am finding the lack of SUGAR in my life to be challenging. I have read that sugar is just as addictive, or more so, than heroine. It started with headaches and now I am feeling more tired and the cravings are stronger. I have not given in much. Last night after a dinner of roasted chicken, salad and a ½ cup of rice (sugar), I had a small bowl of steel-cut oatmeal with a little real organic maple syrup drizzled on top (less than a tablespoon). That curved my craving, but made me sleepy so I took a nap.
On the exercise front, I walked from Remigio Crespo y Solano to my house on outer Camino Del Tejar. For those of you not familiar with the area, it is a little more than 3 miles. My total step-count for the day was 16,032 which is roughly 7.45 miles. By the end of the day, I was definitely feeling it. As my British friend says, I was knackered.
Water being a very important part of any modified eating program (aka diet), I am trying very hard to drink at least 64 ounces every day. I exceeded that yesterday. In my research, I have read that thirst manifests as hunger and most of the time, between meals, when we are actually thirsty, we think we are hungry and instead of drinking water we eat which is a major factor when it comes to losing or gaining weight. Many nutritionists believe that water is the most important ingredient in a solid weight loss program. Saying that, I know that if you put ten nutritionists in a room and ask a question, you are likely to get 10 very distinctly different answers. This is why research is so important.
It was a very solid day for the Savor Experiment. Tune in tomorrow for another update.