Day #3 leveraging my lunch hour. I walked 2 miles to the park and back and then grabbed a salad to eat at my desk. It was a casual walk but felt wonderful to be out in the crisp air. There is hint that Fall is just around the corner. Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year.
Can I share something with you? Last night, I was on my own for dinner and decided to hit up Noodles & Company. I was confused as to what to order and I half-heartedly decided on the penne rosa. It's been ages since I've eaten pasta.
I had my small kid serving of yogurt with granola topping. It was delightful. Just enough. Then, during my walk back to my car, it HIT ME. I felt miserably full. It was only 6:30 pm. I went to sleep at 11 pm because I was still incredibly uncomfortable. I could not sleep. I woke up twice in the middle of the night feeling the gut bomb still in my stomache..
Come morning, that fullness stayed with me. I would not eat breakfast until 10:45 because I was still uncomfortable.
While I was at Noodle & Company. I watched others be served bowls of pasta similar in size. I think this was a regular. I never asked for a large. Obviously, the yogurt was over- kill. But I'm still pondering the serving size of my pasta.
Do you think my pasta was a reasonable serving?
Being that full was a miserable feeling. I will definitely be more conscious of the "delay in feeling full" in the future.
Have you been to Noodles and Company? What do you think about their servings and does your stomache take longer to tell your brain you're full or is it the other way around?
Confused in Sacramento