Tuesday was a bad day. I just couldn't seem to get rid of those hunger pains. First thing I do when my tummy starts to growl is drink a good cup of water and then ignore my stomach for fifteen or twenty minutes. That didn't work, so I figured I might actually be hungry. I mentally reviewed what I had eaten, and it did seem feasible. So I had a Zone Bar. My son eats these regularly. These bars are about 200 calories. Should take care of the hunger monster. It didn't.
I drank more water. Am I dehydrated? Nope, still painful. I ate a bit of bread. No help. I was talking this over with my son as we were in the process of doing some errands. Finally he turns to me and says: "Mom, lactose." I am currently having trouble with lactose. This is a new symptom. As soon as I got home I chewed some digestive enzyme tablets and started walking around. I find that walking helps get the gas moving and then I feel better. Once the gas all passed the pains went away. Not hungry after all.
Thanks to The Stellar Path for the image of the Hungry Monster.