Today is day eight of the detox. I have given up…
- sugar of all types
- all gluten, no flours, breads, wheat, grains anything.
- all dairy.
I “thought” It would be hard and I “wondered” how I could cope, so I have been fully prepared to quit at any time. I am so glad to see that the “F” that is “Faith” has kicked in to help me through this stage!
This is coming from the girl who woke up with a coffee with two sugars and milk… COLD TURKEY no more coffee or sugar today is day 8!
then I would go to breakfast and have another coffee with two sugars and milk and two slices of toast with butter and Vegemite.. COLD TURKEY no bread, butter or Vegemite (What can I have Vegemite on now?!)
Lunch– if I was lazy I would have a packet of two-minute noodles and a tan of tuna and a banana and handful of nuts.. COLD TURKEY no pasta!
Afternoon snack- junk, maybe potato chips, or a slice of peanut butter toast COLD TURKEY none of that any more!
Dinner- We always have protein either in the form of eggs, lean meat, chicken or fish, but it’s what you put with it… Mashed potatoes with butter and milk, or a pasta dish or a rice side dish…COLD TURKEY no mashed potato anymore.. and everyone will tell you I make the best mashed potatoes.
Before bed snack– toasties with selection of jam, peanut better and Vegemite with butter of course, or a packet of chips… COLD TURKEY!! there is not before bed snack!
SO that was my old plan my new plan goes like this…
On waking, a cup of Chinese red tea and water (no additives)
Breakfast– hard to break old habits I crave Vegemite toast! BUT I have (this morning) Protein smoothie with frozen berries, almond milk and lots of added goodness.
Snack– 10 almonds eaten slowly to convince myself I’m full
Lunch– 2 slices of ham with salad on a corn tortilla (like eating cardboard!)
Afternoon snack– 6 almonds and some dried cranberries
Dinner- Mixed salad with a chicken burger for protein. (Another of the “F” is Food)
and an hour in the garden to work it all off!! (another of the Five “F” for the Fitness)
It’s hard, but each morning I do the “faith” session of the plan and I ask God for his help to guide me towards the right foods. I am still waiting for the “F” “fun” to start and as for “F’ “Friends” well I’ll class my family as that!
The Scales have not moved yet, I don’t know how long it might take for that to happen, but surely all these fruit, veggies and salads will have to help. I can’t say I feel much different, although, days 2,3,4 were horrible with killer headaches, but I knew to expect it so I just drank more water and had a nap.
I am well and truly on track for the “Salad a day” Challenge, I’m currently doing two salads most days!