Faraday - I am totally making that butternut squash tomorrow to go with something I'm going to think of to make with ground beef:-)
I imagined a vision in which you quickly jumped up, (startling DH as he reads the paper) going to the freezer and putting the ground beef in the fridge to thaw.
One heavy gal asked if she was finally eating "what normal people eat" ... grrrr!
MY quick responses for that (and I've used these before) are:
1) How would you know what normal people eat?
2) You mean bullshit manufactured food?
3) No thanks, I'll pass on the diabetes.
4) Next time I'll bring a whole pack of Oreos just for you.
I have others I won't say here that are so bad...so, so bad, that I can customize to fit the person. If you get the impression that my anger waits to spring from hiding, about food, you would be correct. After almost 2 years, no one at work dares comment on what I eat. It makes me very happy to strike fear into the hearts of food fools.
I have been realllllly hungry for 2 days now. Someone commented upthread about going from full to famished in a very short amount of time .. that's been me. What gives?
My personal theory is that it's your body's response to winter coming on and it's what I believe food vendors take advantage of to get you to buy their crap. I'll bet you are craving hot foods, too.
My go-to's to counter this are:
1) Hydration. Make lemon water if you have to. Get fancy with the water if it makes it more palatable. Hell, Perrier if it helps.
2) The butternut squash. BTW: it's freakin' expensive. However, it damn well works to end that hunger feeling.
3) Steak (or beef of your choice) dipped in garlic butter. Are we still using only CLARIFIED butter for that?
4) THE KETO PIZZA from ruled.me, but the salami or pepperoni isn't Whole30 compliant. So modify as you see fit.
5) Almost anything from the crock pot!
The crock pot is my secret weapon for needing warm-to-hot winter comfort food. The Whole30/Keto compliant stuff you can do with it is amazing. I'm thinking someday I'd like to try a head of cabbage, sliced up, in broth, soy or worchestershire and butter done in a crock pot.
BTW: You guys do sweet potatoes. Do they help with this hunger?EDIT: I left off my most important weapon: EGGS!!!
I can scramble up three duck eggs, add a little shredded cheese, and I'm good-to-go for hours on end.