40 Days of Yummy – Day 3

a.k.a Striking a Balance

After church, we had a feast. The food was good, the company was better. I ate more than I planned but I justified it when I recalled that I hadn’t eaten breakfast – only a small yoghurt. That’s it. 

I had soup, salad, rice and peas, more salads, meat, plantains. And then I had some carrot cake. It was delicious! I tried to resist the cake but then I just caved and I didn’t regret it. I didn’t even take pictures of my food. That’s how good it all was.

But that was lunch. A long lunch that lasted for hours because we sat around and talked. Isn’t that what a good meal should be? So I wasn’t mad at myself. 

 So for dinner (because by dinner time I was ready for something again), I had this deliciously filling salad – sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes and onions, sliced cucumbers, mixed greens with shredded carrots (and a little blue cheese on the side)  

So turns out I don’t need pasta or rice for dinner. Hmmm. 

To Learn on Day 3

Fasting and feasting is a good description of how most earlier civilizations probably ate – they didn’t eat as often as we do now but when they ate, they ate enough to sustain them. When my parents and grandparents were growing up, eating a cooked meal often meant going into the backyard to harvest a crop you’d planted, then starting a fire and cooking for hours first – the fasting period – and there was no refrigeration so you cooked what you had and ate it all – the feast. 

Just because food is faster and more accessible now, doesn’t mean we should eat it so often. The “6 small meals a day” idea is really not traditional and might be harming us more than it helps. 

To Do on Day 3

  • Spread out meals. Or restrict the kinds of meals you have. Fasting in the morning means you can feast later in the day, or the other way around. 
  • Don’t eat heavy meals late at night. 
  • Exercise.

Do you “fast and feast”? Or do you follow the 3 meals plus snacks eating pattern? 

6 Comments Add yours

    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks Kathy, it’s only been a few days but I’m loving it so far.

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  1. Cynsspace says:

    Forty Days of Yummy is a great idea! I love the purging that you did. Food should be natural. We have our snacks – popcorn, pretzels, cereal bars – but I try to keep us eating the basics as much as possible. With two boys, that can be a challenge. Love that salad; it looks so yummy.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      The salads are my favorite part. I love eating crunchy foods and eating a little of a lot of different things.

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  2. interesting. I just eat when I”m hungry, lol. Actually I tend to eat 3x’s a day and snacks. It really depends on when I’m working out and what that workout is. I try not to eat heavy later in the evening but really, I Just listen to my body!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      I like that, Mar. I eat when I’m hungry too. But as I discuss in one of the upcoming posts, the more you eat, the hungrier you get – look out for Day 5 of the series. I’ll be talking more about it then.😀

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