Well, the best thing so far about this plan is the first week being dedicated to "cutting back". Its harder than it sounds! Not so much because I can't control myself, but because once you start thinking about it, there is fructose/sugar in lots of things! Yesterday I had a bowl of oatmeal with peaches and nutmeg for breakfast and no sugar in my coffee, just Stevia. I had Carl's Jr. for lunch (for shame, for shame), but it was because I promised my son a lunch date and that's what he chose!! That doesn't count, right?? ;) Well, no sweet stuff there, but I don't want to think about the additives and junk and added sugar just in the burger and fries I had. I also had a diet soda, which I don't usually have--but its a definite weak spot, especially at restaurants. One thing I am really looking forward to is having an extended time under my belt with NO soda. Even just the occasional one is toxic. I KNOW. ;) I did my half hour, 2.5 mile workout on the treadmill, and for dinner had a grapefruit, a salad, and one of the kids' homemade pizza bagels. Its kind of embarrassing to write what I'm eating here, but I do want to chronicle the process. I am usually pretty healthy, but I am also an impulse eater (that looks great! I should totally have one!) and fall prey to laziness (healthy dinner, healthy dinner, healthy dinner--okay, its Thursday and I'm tired, lets have pizza!). The focus for me, this week, is on cutting back the sugar. I won't change everything at once, but its sure humbling to put in print the things I'm "sneaking" when I convince myself that I'm a mostly healthy eater. :p BUT I didn't have ANYthing sweet yesterday for the purpose of eating something sweet! The plan asks you to start noticing your "trigger times", and mine is DEFINITELY after I eat a meal--my brain automatically jumps to the "need" to have something sweet, even small, to follow it up. Signs of an addict, my friends. :) This morning, I had one cup of coffee with one pack of Stevia (this will be hard for me on the week where no sweet stuff at all, even stevia/honey etc. is allowed...week 3, but maybe it will kick my dependence on coffee in the morning. I just have one cup, but I really WANT that one cup! lol), a whole-wheat bagel with cream cheese, and a banana. I actually think the hardest thing about week 3 will be giving up fruit for that week. Its obviously not something you do for a long time, but to get the sugars completely out--no fruit that week. I eat 3 to 5 things of fruit a day. Seriously. And I know that's healthy, but I also get why, for at least a week or two, you put them aside. Cravings are cravings.
Oh. Also. Did I mention Week 3 will be Thanksgiving Week? Ha. Ha. Ha.
I had to add this: I did have a headache yesterday! Not sure if was related, but I bet it was...the detox effect! Ug. I made it until 1:00 pm without taking ibuprofen, but then I caved. Today, however--I feel FANTASTIC!! Its awesome! :)