Monday, May 20, 2013
So, in doing this juice fast, I've also had smoothies. I've also been doing a LOT of reading about whole foods, raw foods, etc. Today I found this recipe on YouTube, for a "Banana Whip" or a "Banana NICEcream" -- which is nothing more than frozen bananas and a little cinnamon.
IT. WAS. SO. FREAKING. DELICIOUS!!!
I had a bunch of frozen bananas in my freezer, because when they get to be too old to eat, you can freeze them. I make banana bread out of them, but I saw this video and just had to try it. I was really hungry too, for dinner, so I figured I'd just make a banana whip. It is so good I honestly can't even describe it. It has the consistency of soft-serve ice cream, or a Wendy's frosty. It's just full of banana flavor and that touch of cinnamon is really nice! It would be perfectly fine without the cinnamon though, too. The best thing of all is that it is 100% raw, whole-foods, GUILT FREE EATING. You can eat as much as you want of this kind of thing without having to feel guilty. Because let's face it, you don't get fat eating "too many" fruits and veggies. That's just not possible. You get fat from too many refined sugars, refined carbs, animal products like dairy and meat, junk foods, etc. But if your diet consists of whole foods, natural, unprocessed REAL FOOD...the sky is the limit. And it's not even about having to stuff yourself silly. It's about not needing to or wanting to because healthy, whole, REAL FOOD actually satiates you, unlike fake food. It also gives your body what it needs so you don't crave the bad stuff. I get it now. It's all really hitting me the past couple of days. This isn't a juice fast for ten days. It's not losing weight until ___ and then I will ___. It's THIS IS MY NEW LIFESTYLE. FOREVER. This is the way it is from now on. I feel SO good, and I'm really ok with that!
I haven't had any Nyquil in 5 nights. I have energy to do what I want to do and more, I sleep better than I have in months, I have vivid dreams, my mood is pleasant and my mind is clear. I'm not foggy and tired and lethargic. I don't want to eat crap anymore. I don't want to sit. I want to eat healthy foods and get up and move this body. I feel like a totally different person than I was when I was writing my entries for a couple of weeks ago, where I felt really blah and despondent. I feel wonderful!