Well, I have been doing this for a week. My skin is really clearing up, both my eczema and my acne. I haven’t noticed much change in my energy levels, other than maybe being more tired, which could be related to not getting enough sleep. My stomach is doing alright. Sometimes it acts up, but for the most part it is fine. And no one needs to know this, but I am also much more “regular.” It looks like I’m finally getting enough fiber in my diet!
As far as the diet itself, it is going well. I am really strengthening my self control as everyone around me eats delicious looking and smelling off-limits food. This may actually be a good thing, as one of my downfalls has always been eating food that’s in front of me, regardless of nutrition or whether I’m hungry. Maybe my self control will be fine tuned enough after this to resist those foods. I hope so. It’d be nice if being around all that temptation was worth it.
I am liking the food, though. That is something I am very happy about. The diet seems so restrictive when I’m watching people eat Dairy Queen, hot chocolate, and sandwiches. But the food is delicious.
Detox and Exercise
Nettle and Rose Hips Tea
My elbows are flaky and rough. You can see that the skin there is different from my healthy skin. But they are not red and they are not very itchy (didn’t itch at all until evening). The roughness is less noticeable. The unhealthy texture can be seen on other parts of my arms, but the patches are small and getting smaller. My legs are doing well, too.
My stomach felt great today. I was really hungry! That feeling does not come enough. My energy was neutral.
Breakfast: Cherry Beet Detox Smoothie with mint
Lunch: Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash (Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, page 118) – such a good flavor from the thyme; fermented vegetables
Dinner: Summer Vegetable Kitcheree, no tomatoes or chili flakes – I love stew. It is God’s gift to man.
Snacks: Pumpkin Seeds, Leftover Hash (I was that hungry and it was that good)
Tomorrow I want to make sweet potato waffles for breakfast, so I prepared the batter for that. Made sure to replace the eggs with flaxseed (1 tbsp flax + 3 tbsp water = 1 egg). We’ll see how that works. I also made blueberry syrup to go over them (and future quinoa).
Today I learned that I will be going to visit Will’s grandparents for the weekend, 8 hours away. Thankfully, his grandparents get their meals delivered, so I don’t have to worry about offending his grandma by refusing the delicious rolls she makes for Christmas (or any other food). That meant that today I went back through my meal plan to make it accompany a trip. Then I will be preparing foods for the trip over the next two days. I made sure that I had an easy breakfast, two meals and snacks that can be eaten on the road, and enough other meals for myself and anyone who wants them. This is where a well stocked freezer helps!