Some days, I'm ravenous. Usually from the day before my period starts until the day before it ends. Fortunately, I'm on approach with the menopause thing. My periods have stretched themselves out to six or seven week intervals over the last year.
Some days, I wake up ravenous, but with a good bit of protein at breakfast, I can manage the hunger levels throughout the day. And as long as I don't eat carbs just before going to bed, I won't wake up ravenous the next day.
On days when I've exercised, my body really wants the extra calories it used up. I'm not really hungry after Pilates, but by three o'clock, get out of my way!
And then today, I didn't feel like eating anything. Not until well after noon, when I went to my mother's for lunch. She manipulated me into eating at her house. She made all my carb-filled favorites. And she pouted till someone ate something. And all I ate was about 4 oz of leftover, dry turkey meatloaf. And now, 1038 calories later (I've been making healthy choices all afternoon, from my own kitchen), I'm still hungry! I just had a huge helping of braised kale and a 4 oz. lean piece of beef, and I'm dreaming of cheesy potatoes, a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios with milk, even another hunk of meat and more kale. Anything!
I'm really scared to go into the kitchen. If I go back for some vegetables, I'll really, really want something else. And I'll keep visiting the kitchen until I've found the right thing.
Now I'm craving salted roasted peanuts. I shouldn't be hungry! I just ate 410 calories.
I don't know what I'm going to do. I'll keep you posted.