Day 10- YAHOO!! Each day seems to get easier and easier, although on day 7 I gave in and had some caffeine (and had some every day since). I’m dying to ask Brianne why caffeine is so dang powerful! I’ve been shocked that I haven’t had more sugar cravings, as it’s definitely my Achilles’ heel. Aside from wanting a glass of wine on Day 5, and then again tonight when dealing with a screaming child in the bathtub who proceeded to pee on me as soon as I got her out of the tub, I haven’t wanted or needed sugar or alcohol much during the 10 days. However, I do plan to treat myself with cake and wine on Thursday night! I’ve missed the occasional treat. I’m looking forward to the perspective I’ll gain in seeing how my body reacts to the sugar after being off of it.
I unfortunately still haven’t brushed my skin, made it into an Epsom salt bath or had my lemon water at night. But that’s ok. I still feel very good and will add them moving forward.
As for food, I’ve found some great options. For breakfast (and actually for any snack), I’ve devoured a a slice of toasted rice bread with organic peanut butter and 100% fruit spread, and I don’t measure any of it. I just slap on some peanut butter and spread and call it a yummy day. After years of measuring my food, I’ve given it up forever and I’ve never felt more liberated.
As for lunch, since I’m usually running around at that point in the day, my meal usually boils down to less emphasis on enjoyment and more about eating for convenience, good calories and a healthy metabolism – which for me is a Lara Bar and one hard boiled egg.
For dinner, I found something super yummy in the frozen food section of Whole Foods. It’s Amy’s organic beans and rice burrito, which is gluten- and dairy-free. I ate it along with a green salad with avocado, beets, and legumes to make sure I got my greens as well.
Another easy, balanced and healthy meal I cooked was “spaghetti and meatballs,” but with spaghetti squash instead of pasta noodles. The recipe is in our re-boot booklet, is super yummy and has many less carbs and calories than traditional pasta.
Ultimately, the focus on sleep, a clean diet and proper hydration over these past 10 days has resulted in the end of my weird stomach pains and very healthy bowl movements (sorry, TMI — but it’s the truth!). I didn’t manage to get a massage — DANG IT! — and will definitely be making that a priority very soon!