I have been eating a ton of carbs lately, especially pasta. I have found that I am not nearly as hungry as I was when I used to eat mostly protein and fat. As a result I am eating less calories and I fell better than I have in a long time, and I felt pretty good before. I have been eating meat only once a day, and that is a piece of salmon as a mid morning snack.
For my pasta sauce I get a few kg of tomatoes mix Ďem with some onions, garlic and parsley, throw it in the pressure cooker for a few hours, viola pasta sauce.
I have found that when I eat pasta I do not feel very full after eating, but I do feel satiated. The best part is that if I have pasta as my last meal of the night, or maybe followed later by some fruit I go the next 5 or 6 hours without feeling hungry and I am able to concentrate much better on my studies that I usually am. The thing I have always noticed with pasta is that I seem to do better on tests, itís really strange. My teacher used to say it is because I was keeping my brain fed so it would not distract me while I was doing the test.
I donít know why I stopped eating it in the first place, since I have always loved it, and I do not have to eat that much. The best part about this is that my food bill is so much less, now that I have started to eat less meat. Each day I am spending about <7$ a day on food, I spent more than twice that when I was eating more meat.
I have noticed when I do weights that my muscles are sorer for longer. I do not know if that is because I am eating less animal protein, or that I am able to really attack and push my intensity more than I was able to before. I can barely wait to get back on the bike, if I am able to push and concentrate like I am now I will really be able to pack on the miles. The good part is that if I am able to pay off my debts before school is out I will not have to work this summer, YEAH!