In the past four days I have conquered more food fears than I have in three years.
Unmeasured tablespoons of peanut butter with raisins and celery? Check. (AKA ants on a log.) I have been making this for Bobby to put in his lunches, and I realized it was a perfectly combined little dish. I had several stalks of celery with lots of peanut butter (I honestly don’t know how much, but it was at least 3-4+ tablespoons) with a big raw salad and dressing for lunch.
Lots of bread with unmeasured avocado and honey? Check. Pictured are my first 2 slices. I’m not going to say how many I ate last night because it’s rather embarrassing for someone who used to be scared of bread. Nom. Let’s just say that it’s true what you hear about being able to eat huge portions on the raw diet. (This is Ezekiel bread, by the way. I like the 7-grain best, but I also have a loaf of the 4:9 kind.)
Ears of corn with honey and sea salt? Check. Okay, this wasn’t really a fear, but it was just a yummy snack. Have you tried raw corn yet?
Unmeasured dark chocolate with no tummy rumblings or guilt? Check. I need to go buy more chocolate. Bars no longer last a week in this house. They last two days, tops. I might downgrade to lower percentages though – Bobby is getting pissed because I’ve eaten all of his chocolate stash (73%), but I like “sharing” with him and he doesn’t appreciate 100% like I do.
I don’t know what is going on with me. I think I have eaten more in the past four days than I have in months and months – and I’m happy. More than happy.
Maybe healthy fats and healthy starches (separately of course! these do not combine) are mood-boosters. Something has changed and I’m thrilled. I’m a little bit nervous for the detox that will probably come in the next few weeks, but at least I know it’s coming and I’ll be prepared. My intestines have already cleared themselves out of a whole lotta junk – this morning I woke up truly hungry for the first time in ages. Usually my digestive system is so backed up that no matter what I do the night before (no snacking, early dinner, etc…) I am never hungry in the morning.
I have already devoured an entire cantaloupe today. They were 2/$4 at Whole Foods yesterday so I got 3. I am off to do insurance crap (ugh), maybe some yoga, make Bobby a lunch, and then teach at 12. I actually have to say… I don’t think I’m cut out for it. Good thing this is only 4 weeks.
Hope you’re all enjoying your Tuesdays… So far mine is off to a pretty good start 🙂