Yay me! I did it. This time last week I was wondering why in the world I had committed to torturing myself for an entire week. Well I made it to the finish line and it feels good. Although it wasn’t my intention to lose weight I lost 6 lbs. I can only assume it was 6 lbs. of waste that my body apparently didn’t’ need. At any rate I was excited to eat whatever I wanted to eat this morning, the crazy thing is I didn’t have anything really exciting. For breakfast I had two small homemade poppy seed muffins and a cup of coffee. I usually have one cup of coffee a day. Basically I like a little coffee with my cream and sugar, today however I had 1 scoop of sugar (raw)instead of 3 and a smaller amount of cream.
I was full when I left for work but hungry within an hour of being at work. I then had a apple and clementine. For lunch I had my husband’s left over Thai. I had squirreled away some kettle chips last week that I couldn’t eat, several bags. I ate one bag, and oddly enough it didn’t taste that good. I then looked at the ingredients and saw some of the chemicals and ended up taking the other 3 bags to the breakroom for others to devour. For dinner I had baked chicken, kale, macaroni and salad. The crazy thing is that the chicken also tasted funny, the kale tasted like kale, the macaroni was good but the best part of the meal was actually the salad, the salad with fresh everything, cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce, broccoli, carrots, apples, almonds and olives. What has happened to my pallet?
I have no idea what this means and will play it by ear all week but it is possible that I may never eat the same way again, it is quite possible my body will reject the things that are not good for me. At any rate what I know is this, I’m pretty confident in what I will eat going forward and what I won’t return back to. I most likely won’t ever eat fast food again. Processed foods will be limited, I am certainly more mindful of carbs and the many things that turn into sugar. I will most likely choose brown over white anytime I have a choice, when it comes to things like sugar and rice. I am more mindful of the chemicals in foods so life is about to become very interesting. I continued to drink a lot of water today. My normal sweet tea was too sweet and I had to add water to it.
The last thing I will say is this, I love food, and I love all things that are flavorful and filling. I love trying new foods and will try anything once. I did not enjoy this detox and found it to be quite boring, most likely because I felt confined, limited. With the constraints gone I’m excited about my future options and making them as nutritious as possible. Stay tuned…