Today (Day 5) I feel better than I have the past 4 days; however, on the 4th day I did walk another 5K with a friend. Shout out to Georganna!! And today, my husband and I worked around the yard for a couple of hours.
After 5 days, I'm realizing that I'm not craving additionally food or snacks throughout the day. Believe me, this is a journey that is not easily traveled. It makes me feel good to know that I CAN control what I eat, regardless of what others may say.
"Oh, that sounds too restrictive," says EVERYONE! But how many of us constantly say that we need to "eat better" or "lose weight" or even control some ailment such as blood sugar, cholesterol, hypertension, etc.? What distance are we willing to go in order to really make a difference? I'm at least going 30 days to see what difference it will make.
I don't think that eating meat (beef, pork, chicken, fish, shell fish, etc.), vegetables, and fruit is too restrictive. That is what we have been programmed to think by the food industry and, frankly, by ourselves. Additionally, it takes time to figure out what type of menu planning works, but it is worth it to feel better. I'm hoping that the "looking better" is coming shortly. ;)
How many of us like sausage with peppers and onions? Well, I had that for lunch today.
How many of us are fine going somewhere and ordering a grilled chicken salad? Yup, that is what I had for dinner tonight.
The difference is that I had meat that had no sugar, grain, or "crap" added to it and all of my vegetables were fresh. I think I've eaten more spinach in the last 5 days than I have in the last 3 months. Adding it to smoothies is a great way to incorporate it. Additionally, I used tomato sauce that was--yes, you guessed it--made with actual tomatoes and no added sugar. So much of the food items that we ingest contains tons of chemicals that most of us can't even pronounce.
Now, I will say that it has been a roller coaster ride as far as purchasing groceries for daily meals. But let's face it; I have only been doing this for 5 days. Once I find a good balance for meals and where to purchase everything (I'm trying to find 3 good places), I think it will start to balance out.
It is not cheap to re-stock the entire pantry, but it is worth it.
I have not had a stomach ache in 5 days! That is unheard of around here.
Today I can say that I do not feel like I have to have a piece of candy. Miracle you say? Yes!