CANDIDA DIET DAY #1
Monday, May 23, 2011
Finishing up day one of my new cleansing diet. Ridding my body of bad stuff and helping my cells and all my systems to kick out the toxins and rebuild from the ground up.
Not so easy though. It's very low carb. I have done low carb before. No biggie. But this kind of dedication?? And not only that, but I think I have been feeling deep down like I was going to do this. I have been thinking about it for a few weeks now. And it was one of those, "Well, I might as well eat the junk today cuz my diet starts tomorrow" mentalities. Except for me, it was about 2 weeks worth of crazy junk food and eating out and lots of baking... I love to bake. Cookies, cupcakes, biscotti. Oy vey.
Anyway, I didn't eat very much today. Not great. I know that. But I am still getting used to my list of what to eat and not eat. And I normally hate eating plans like that. But with this plan I am accepting it because I know it's for the healing of my body and it's not forever. Once a lot of my candida symptoms and problems go away I start adding all those other foods back in - the healthy ones of course :)
So for breakfast I had two eggs. I was still hungry. My body is used to more food. I could have had a third if I wanted to, but I chose not to. After a couple hours of my stomach feeling a bit rumbly the hungry feeling went away. I drank a bunch of water. Maybe that was all I needed. I was out shopping all afternoon and missed lunch completely. Drank more water. Drank a homemade protein drink late afternoon. For dinner I made a stir fry. Yikes. I have NEVER been big on stir fries. Not sure why. Maybe it was cuz you have to cut so many veggies and the meat doesn't get very tender because of it's short cooking time. Anyway, I decided to try it again. Meh. Overcooked the veggies so the broccoli looked pureed. lol. My fam ate it over rice. I had it plain. I must say, aside from the mushy veggies, the flavor was delish. I am pretty proud of myself! Got through my first day.
Anyone who has known me here on SP (all of us oldies, but goodies, lol) knows that I have scale issues. I typically weigh every day, sometimes quite a few times a day. It's a control issue. I know that. I have to know what food is doing to my body at all times. I am a little cookoo. I admit that. But I knew something was wrong when I hardly weighed myself at all in the last month. I knew I was gaining so I avoided the scale. But when I was in control of my eating I had finally gotten down to just weighing in the morning, being okay with whatever it said and not weighing til the next morning. I hope to get back to that really soon. So, I will be adjusting my ticker to reflect my gain and I am going to continue to plug along toward my goal which is 6 pounds lost by June 6.
I'll be checking in again tomorrow. Gotta stay accountable...