Sweet and salty
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Today I ate a little less than yesterday, and just barely in the higher limit of my target range - so a bit of progress. It seems cruel, but I think increasing my fruit intake is stimulating my appetite. My dietician warned me that this might happen, so I'm not surprised. In a way, it's reassuring that my body is responding in pretty much textbook fashion.
I've recently ramped up to 2-3 servings of fruit a day, in addition to my 5+ servings of vegetables. I think I'm going to cut down on the fruit a bit to see if that will help reduce my nighttime snack cravings. Sugar is sugar, even if it comes in a healthy fruit package, and I think my appetite is triggered by the increased sugar.
What I'm craving are salty crunchy snacks. My other theory is that I'm drinking so much water (10-14 cups/day) that I'm low on salt. I am not going to decrease my fluids so instead I am going to add salt and soy sauce back to my meals; now that my blood pressure is on the low end of normal I can do that safely. Will be interesting to see if that will help with the nighttime snack cravings.