Why is it that as soon as you decide to make a change in your eating habits all of the temptations in the world seem to flow towards you?
On day 2, Friday, it is time to go out to eat. I live on the California central coast area so that means driving the 25 minutes to the beautiful ocean to eat fresh fish or even splurge with fish and chips. And at only day 2, I am feeling hungry. I want to snack on something crunchy and salty. Fortunately, I realize these feelings come from the habits eatin. But I’m determined to get through.
My body is starting the detox crisis period when the cells start to let go of toxins. This is the whole purpose of the detox. Getting rid of toxins in the cells is the process that saves the body from disease. The more toxins you have the worse the releasing might feel. The feelings from this process doen’t last forever but they can be unpleasant. I’m feeling tired, a bit irritable and have a slight headache. I also feel hungry. But I’ve been through this before and know it doesn’t last forever; I’m ready to get a healthier body.
Long story short, I got through the day. Ended up my husband and I did some driving around to look at the ocean, de-stress and talk. Afterwards, we drove back into town where he ordered a meal at one of his favorite restaurants to eat at home. That let me eat my preplanned foods without disruption.
The lesson? Sometimes you just need to get away – get outside, smell the air, get a change of pace and distract your mind from your regular eating habits.
Much of how we eat is unconscious. Because of the foods you have in the home, its easy to just “grab something” and those things are what you normally eat even if they are not that good for you. We are a convenience society. But convenience can be deadly to the health. Eating consciously can be a big transition, even for someone who is updated on these thing. Learn from my season of detox. I expect great results in the end.