I am out of control.
Let me rephrase that – my appetite is out of control. I have been an eating machine the past two days! I’m still all messed up from not sleeping well earlier this week and my eating habits always get out of whack whenever I’m overly tired.
I also get this super creepy eye twitch when I’m exhausted that makes me look like Dr. Evil. Muwa-haha. Muwa-hahaha! MUWA-HAHAHA!
Omg that reminds me of the fact that my best friend/roommate and I used to watch Austin Powers 2 every single Friday night before we went out in college, with an occasional Holiday in the Sun sprinkled in…
ANYWAYS! The past 48 hours I’ve been eating anything and everything in sight.
This morning I broke down and picked up a creamy Starbucks latte and oatmeal for breakfast, then made a compulsive decision to ditch my pre-packed salad for a You Pick Two at Panera with a Roasted Turkey Artichoke Panini (it was my first time trying the reformulated sandwich – I think I liked the old one better!) and Cream of Chicken Wild Rice soup for lunch.
Then I had an apple. And a chocolate chip cookie. And, fine. I got the chips at Panera too! My hunger is unstoppable, I’m telling you!
I think my munchies are also having to do with the fact that I am three days free of diet soda!!!!! I took a big gulp of a diet coke on Monday and had a terrible reaction to the artificial sweetener (I’m assuming.) Almost instant dizziness, extreme nausea and a terrible headache. NO MORE.
The only problem is I usually have a diet pop to keep my mouth busy in the afternoons, so I’ve been on the hunt for a flavorful replacement since Monday. Unfortunately that’s been not so figure friendly items like cookies and other sweets. I need to stock up on some SoBe ASAP!
Anyways, to take my mind off my stomach, I huffed and puffed my way through this insane 4 minute workout when I got home from work:
Loved: It was only 4 minutes long, but had me gasping for breath.
Hated: It was only 4 minutes long, but had me gasping for breath!
I did the routine twice and could barely stand by the end. Sheesh! PS I like how before the workout starts the girl’s like Pssht. 4 minutes? I TOTALLY got this! and by the end she’s just trying not to barf.
Much like myself.
My hunger level had actually died down significantly after my little sweat sesh, so a light and refreshing dinner of Caprese Baked Eggs sounded like just the right amount of food for dinner.
Baked eggs are great because they’re easy, customizable and QUICK, by golly. All you do is spray an individual sized baking dish wish nonstick spray, then add in your ingredients.
To make my baked eggs Caprese style, I layered in the following:
- Chopped tomato
- Fresh basil
- Finely shredded mozzarella cheese
- Salt & pepper
- 2 eggs
- More tomato, basil and cheese
- Final sprinkle of salt & pepper
I baked the eggs for 8 minutes at 350 degrees, ’til the sides were set, then turned the broiler on and let the eggs cook for about 2 more minutes until the center was set.
15 minutes from start to finish – not too shabby!
I adore warm tomatoes, especially in dishes like this where they get really juicy.
The tomatoes, combined with the other classic Caprese flavors of basil & mozzarella cheese – sprinkled with tons of salt and pepper – made this simple dish, simply irresistible.
A big ‘ol slice of toasted, buttered bread made the meal. Mmmm. Simple ingredients = big flavor. Totally loved this.
I am off to brush my teeth before I can do anymore damage in the kitchen today. I hear this technique works well. I’ll report back in the morning!
What are your tips for taking your mind off a never-ending appetite?