Drinking iced tea instead of coffee in the morning. I tried hot green tea, but it was nasty without honey or sugar. I'm fine with unsweet tea -- that's all I've had for years -- so it's a little bit of caffeine to keep the headaches at bay.
I've tried some fun new recipes, mostly from Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan. Last night was Pad Thai. I took a picture but apparently it didn't look very appetizing, so I'll use Melissa's instead. That way you can get the recipe, too.
|Melissa's pic. Mine tasted great, but I'm no food stylist!|
|Basic recipe from It Starts With Food.|
I've definitely not been hungry so far. What I'm not doing as well with is the recommendation that you don't snack (much) between meals. The point is to satisfy yourself with good food at each meal, reducing the need for snacks. I also don't eat breakfast as early as I should -- within one hour of waking. It's so out of my habit that I have to really force myself to eat breakfast sooner. That probably contributes to the desire to snack, actually. So I'll keep working on it.
I AM doing better about going to bed earlier. I've had 8 hours the last two nights and I'm headed to bed shortly. It's amazing the difference that makes in how I feel overall.
Wish me luck with the three day weekend coming up. It's going to be really hard not to want the wine while hanging at the pool!