A waterfall at the Jilabun
On day 3 of my trip to Israel I finally made an effort to get back on track with eating. This was no easy feat because the food that was available was not the kind of food I eat here in America, so I didn't know how the different items fit into my meal plan. I decided to wing it and just eat as "intuitively" as I could-- that is, stopping when I felt full. (Of course, this is made more difficult by the fact that I'm not sure I know what full feels like.)
In the morning we hiked the Jilabun. It was an intensive hike in that you had to constantly be looking at your feet because there were rocks and creeks throughout the whole trail, but all in all it was a pretty easy hike.
Afterwards, we drove up to Mt. Bental where we could see the border with Syria. There our tour guide told us about the Six-Day and Yom Kippur Wars. Even though I'm sure everyone else thought it was boring, I thought the lessons on the history of Israel were some of the best parts of the trip.
In the afternoon we went to a winery and then an olive oil press where we had a wine and olive oil tasting, respectively. Even though I was back on track with eating this day my anxiety about adding extra food/calories was really strong so I decided not to take part in either. I pretended to drink the wine, but I really just dumped it out. And there was a crowd of people in front of the different olive oils so it was easy not to taste it without being noticed.
After dinner we saw an Israeli movie during which I fell asleep. It had been a long day.