Detox (cleansing) not fasting - day 8 of the 17 Day Diet
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
I'm actually not fasting this time around although as I have said I do that once a year and usually only for one day. I don't even think Dr. Moreno calls his plan detoxing but whenver you stop eating processed foods I think you are cleansing your system. The 1st seven days my system rebelled and was saying whoah...where are the chemicals from the processed foods, the pesticides, the hormones and antibiotics from beef and pork. So my fat cells said OK we'll release some. I had more pain than usual from the Fibromyalgia and I was very very fatigued.
Today is a good day!! The worst is over. I don't have a lot of pain today. I feel lighter. I'm not hungry. Cravings are totally gone. I had to force myself to eat a salad with a hard boiled egg this morning at 11:30. I think I'm beginning to think like a thin person and only eating when I'm hungry. I just had some fruit and greek yogurt for lunch.
I know that this is when I run into problems.When I start to feel overly confidant, I start to justify eating something I know will lead to cravings and then I cave in and the cycle of overeating sets in again. What I'm doing is not unhealthy (I have to try to eat more calories though). I'm getting sufficient protein, fats, carbs in the form of unlimited vegetables and some fruit.
So now that I have the eating plan that is working for me; I have to work at the mind/ body connection. I have to work on the issues that cause me to be addicted to food and fail at losing weight. I knew that subconsciously I gained weight to feel safe, even before reading Jon Gabriel's book. Part of it is biological and stems from the CSA but a lot is my mental and emotional state now.
From now on, most of my blogs will be about my journey to empower myself and flourish.