Written last night before I headed to bed...
So, day two has been a little harder. I started with some sinus pain and escalated into a full blown headache and achiness all over. Detox is never truly easy. I have cut caffeine of all kinds and sugar as well as breads and dairy and anything processed. I know I will come out on the other side feeling great but it just takes a few days. I have had a gallon of water today and a few cups of hot water with lemon to curb the hot beverage cravings. My biggest craving... to my surprise... has been something creamy and comforting. I could have gone for a big bowl of macaroni and cheese earlier in the day. I opted for the following instead...
Breakfast was an Apple Pie Spice Oatmeal with little chunks of apple and pecans.
I had some green smoothie mid morning to fill the void.
For lunch I had a big bowl of rice with pineapple, cilantro and cashew nuts.
For dinner I made some lentils and rice (taco seasoning spices and herbs) on a whole wheat tortilla.
I am a bit hungry now as I head to bed but I am totally fine with that.
I will need a run for peanut butter and bananas tomorrow. Smoothies are my friend! ;)
I spent a lot of time reading today in between making laundry detergent, washing a few clothes, sitting in front of a lovely warm fireplace, nursing a headache and thinking through some menu ideas for clients. I am reading a book on fasting by John Piper called Hunger for God. I highly recommend anything by Piper.
The link between food and emotion is very strong and I have a feeling I am going to see more and more of that as I go through this. The journey is not easy but so worth it already!
I am working slowly into tomorrow morning... I am hoping to get some menu planning done for the rest of the week and some food photos up at some point. I am also hoping to do more reading on food and the Bible in coming days.