so breakfast is between 7:30 and 8 am, and am snack is between 10 and 10:30 AM. that gives my stomach just enough time to digest everything from breakfast, and start to tell me that it wants more.
snack was 1 small orange, 1 light yogurt, and a tall glass of iced tea sweetened with 1 and a half packets of splenda. it took 14 minutes to eat. I split the orange up into each wedge, it had 11 wedges.
sometimes I think parts of my brain never grew up. or maybe it's some parts of my stomach that never grew up. because I know that I could have eaten that orange by splitting into three chunks, it would have been gone in seconds, and I still would have been hungry. but somehow eating 11 small pieces feels like more. so my stomach treated like more, and I start to feel full.
also I've been putting a lot of sugar out of my diet. before anything to do with the words light or diet on the label tasted like crap. all I could ever taste what is the artificial sweetener chemicals. I say chemicals because that's how I thought of them. but now that I don't have a lot of sugar the other forms of sweetener in the world taste great. so this yogurt tasted like a dream. it still doesn't taste like normal yogurt, because it's not an overkill of sweet. but I'm starting to get use to this.
so yes after 14 minutes, that little bit of food filled me up. and I already know what's for lunch so I can pack it and take it with me for a walk. because I really have a long walk today. but I'll save that for later.