Monday, September 27, 2010
Day 1 of Dietary Detox
Wow. This is harder than I thought. It´s only 230pm on my first day and I already am feeling it.
It started with my stomach feeling weird. Not bad but weird. It´s the only way I can explain it. I told myself it was a placebo effect or the fact that I haven´t gone yet. You know, GONE yet. Apparently my 2 morning cups of coffee aid the passage of certain things.
Then headache started. Oh the headache. Could be the lack of coffee. But that doesn´t explain the cravings. People, I´m craving cake like an obese pregnant woman. It´s out of control. And the kicker is, I don´t even really like cake! I´m much more of a cookie person. Mmmmm cookies.
Seriously though, I´m craving sugar. I´d almost make out with a horse just to get a stab at a sugar cube. And it´s only the first day!
But it´ll get easier with time, as I adapt and my withdrawals lessen. Or that´s what I`m telling myself.
So I´ve found the granola foodie people a bit nutty. Pun intended. You know, you are what you eat and your energy is being blocked by your consumption of dairy, caffeine, or crap in general.
I mean, I never ate that bad. Or so I thought. But should I really be noticing anything so early in the game. If all the foodies are right and my body is a temple, my worshipers should be weary of my wrath! Something is telling me that this temple is full of crap, literally and figuratively.
Anyway, so far so good. I´m looking forward to seeing or not seeing changes in how my body feels. Let´s see if there really is something to this whole cleansing thing. And during low moments, like when I served my boys their oh so tasty looking meatballs, I just remind myself that when this is done, I get a pizza! 4 cheeses baby!
And now I know why I´ve been thinking about pizza, craving sugar, and have a headache. I stumbled upon this article looking for something Real life Spirituality: Detox body and mind. She talks about the mental eating habits we have and such. I hear that. That´s why I`m in the little pickle I´m in. I do see myself going back to normal food though, but my hopes are that it´s with a bit more adult-like responsibility.