Yesterday our first tomatoes became ripe enough to eat, so I made a more traditional LC dinner (not Strong Medicine) for us to enjoy. Simplified Indian butter chicken and caprese salad, with a slice of flax bread to mop up the olive oil and sauce -- mmmmm....
In the late evening, I got the munchies.
Of course I didn't answer the siren's song; "munchies" and "HUNGERRRR" are not synonymous in my world. I just started reading something different, as the first thing obviously wasn't commanding my attention strongly enough.
But it just goes to show ya -- the foods we eat have effects on many more levels than nutritional satiety, satiation, protein-and-fat content (particularly significant to me), or belly-fullness. The most significant "deviant" qualities of that meal over a steak-and-salad one was the carb content and the presence of dairy. It was filling, it was delicious, it had a comparable P&F content, but in the old days I might have been seduced into having a little snack before bed.
I didn't think to check my ketones, either last night or this morning -- I rarely do anymore. But in the absence of being able to measure insulin at home, it seems to be agreed that ketone presence is a negative indicator for insulin level; too much of the latter and you can be assured you won't see pink on that pee-strip.
We have six tomato plants this year, in pots on the balcony, since we anticipate a torn-up back yard because of our upcoming construction. And they're LOADED with green fruit!!! I've NEVER gotten a very big tomato-harvest before, and in this place the squirrels have always gotten the lion's share of what there was -- it's ironic that the pots are making so much difference. But even if the squirrels or birds find them and steal some, I anticipate getting quite a few. And I won't hesitate to eat the little suckers myself, just because they have seductive properties.
But "forewarned is forearmed."
[Ahhhh.... Fresh pico de gallo (I'm growing jalapenos, too) to go with my daughter's recipe for ceviche! Fried green tomatoes as a base for eggs benedict! Gazpacho! BLTs and club sandwiches! Tomatoes stuffed with tuna salad! ...I'm salivating already!]