Sunday, May 23, 2010
Here I am at day 7 and I am still going strong. I feel great and my hunger is totally gone. I have to remind myself to eat and drink later in the day. I have added green protein powder for breakfast because my muscles were really sore and I felt like I needed the extra protein.
As I'm nearing the end here (I have to use the rest of the fruits and veggies so maybe 4 more days) I am starting to think about how I am going to break the fast. Though I still have cravings for food (particularly carbs like bread and pita chips), I cannot break this fast with stuff like that. I have to eat raw for a while or I'll get sick and I'll just cancel out all my hard work. I figure I'll just do a small salad for dinner but continue the juice for breakfast and lunch for a while. Then maybe some veggie soups.
I am trying not to focus on a single food though because obsession about a single food might cause me to binge on it when I'm done with the fast.
I haven't had too many detox symptoms surprisingly. Maybe that means I've been eating fairly well? My joints have been sore occasionally and, from what I've read, this could mean that they are healing but it's hard to tell.
I definitely miss the social aspect of eating. I mean, we haven't been out anyways but I'd love to go out to dinner - I don't know what I'd eat though. Yesterday I went to an engagement party and there were tables of desserts. Of course I wanted to taste them but it wasn't hard to ignore at all. The only thing that was hard to ignore was when the hostess pulled fresh baked brie out of the oven. It smelled wonderful andI knew it would taste wonderful as well. But I had my water. Yay. So there's that, the social aspect. Though, I suppose I shouldn't have eaten any of that anyways.