FloridaBorn - Pita chippppppppps, num. Good lawdy can I get into trouble with some pita and hummus. This is probably much further into the conversation than you were planning to go, but I am really, really struggling with eating intuitively. I want to stop counting calories. My eating has been disordered since I can remember. At 11, I was on the "two fried eggs every four days" diet any time the scale went over 100 pounds. I desperately, desperately want to eat healthfully, and in appropriate portions without spending time logging and counting and obsessing. So I really appreciate the advice to eat when I'm hungry. So many times I'm hungry, and I don't eat. I just wait it out. And yet here I am, still carrying my baby weight.
I eat more healthfully than most people around me, however, I know I can do better. I've been reading up on thyroid stimulating diets, and while I'm NOT a fan of self-diagnosis, reading the recommended foods has reminded me that I need to move away from grains, even though all my grains are whole and lots of heritage grains, steer clear of packages (I've gotten too chummy with these fabulous organic sweet potato fries in this nifty plastic bag - just dump and bake, don't mind if I do!), and eat foods I don't like more often. Chard and mushrooms. Greeeeeat.
I also need to confess that I should stop trying to make my husband fat. He's been working such long hours since our little sweet potato biscuit with honey butter arrived that he's lost weight. I've been trying to get his little itsy bitsy married-man tummy back on him with lasagne and the like. I measure my portion caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarefully - but how frustrating to be eating one square inch of dinner! Last night I made roasted chicken and vegetables. She was demanding to be *held*, not worn, HELD I SAY! so that was all I managed. And it was good, and it was enough. But I felt so ashamed I didn't have a full dinner ready for him when he came home though. Alrighty - this well of crazy is getting deeper by the minute, so I'm going to back out of this thread slowly, go make my weekly shop list with all this in mind, and see if I can't squeeze in some yoga before the she-tyrant wakes up.