Today was rough. I almost ate meat again. I would have if the sausages my brother was eating didn’t have sugar and flavoring in them (my favorite sausages are by the same brand, but only have four ingredients). Just like last night I would have had steak if it was grass fed. I can tell I am short on protein. I’m looking forward to adding meat back in, but it is important to me that it is from a good source. After all, this is a meatless diet at first for detox reasons and due to the junk in commercial meat. Plus, people with severe corn sensitivities can even react to conventional, corn fed beef!
I was also craving something crunchy, which made all the chips, peanuts, and crackers hard to be around. Normally, I would mindlessly snack on those. I almost did a few times – it is that much of a reflex. Thankfully, this diet is helping me change that mindless to mindful. I also got sad as my brother ate a pizza. No more tomatoes. 😦 Everyone keeps saying I can do white sauces, but it just isn’t the same, nor is it as healthy.
Detox and Exercise
Nettle and Rose Hips Tea
My arms are still scaly at the elbows, but they are getting better. My legs are doing very well, thankfully, although they did get itchy mid-day. They were not affected as badly. My arms and legs are dry, but I believe they are doing well enough to test nuts tomorrow.
I felt great today, but throughout the morning I got a head rush every time I stood up and had trouble getting up the stairs. I had a large, hearty lunch that helped tremendously. But I’m learning that quinoa with syrup just does not do it for me as a sustaining breakfast. Also I probably need more protein. Even after my lunch I got hungry and tired by 3pm. I should have thought to bring snacks to my dad’s. But I would rather be hungry all day than have an upset stomach, so I consider this an improvement.
Breakfast: Quinoa and Blueberry Syrup
Lunch: Mung Beans and Rice (I just really needed something hearty, so I don’t care I had it last night), carrots, an apple
Dinner: Healing Quinoa and Cabbage Soup
Snack: Quinoa and Pea Pilaf (Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, page 231), carrots