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I have some funny Reedisms coming soon, so for those of you who could care less about all of this food, stay tuned!
Okay, onto day 2 of the Clean Food Challenge:
For the sake of commiserating with some of my fellow CFCers who are not having the easiest time, I thought about telling you that I had a really hard day today, but I’m actually still feeling good.
I find it amazing how well I respond to setting such strict rules for myself. I like controlling myself, I guess. I like that if I have a passing thought about wanting a bagel or some chocolate, I say to myself: “You can’t have that right now.” And myself says: “Oh yeah, right.” And then I move on. Makes you wonder what other changes we could make in this manner? I know it’s not fun to always have rules, but sometimes I just find it to be an easier way of going through the day. There aren’t as many decisions to make when you are “on plan.”
Here was my food day:
Breakfast: (same as yesterday)
Oatmeal with blueberries, coffee with coconut milk and agave.
Snack: Dried Mango
Another snack: rice cake with almond butter
Another snack: banana
Lunch: Huge salad with grated carrots, beets, sunflower seeds, garbanzo beans and cukes, balsamic vinaigrette.
After workout: Smoothie made with carrot juice, banana, and a mango.
While cooking dinner: A handful of cashews
Dinner: Tempeh, onions, broccoli and cashews. Baked sweet potoato
Dessert: About 10 strawberries.
Water: 4 bottles, still sipping my last one.
I’ve been trying all day to come up with the right words to explain how differently my body feels when I eat this way. It started even yesterday. My whole abdominal area feels differently. The words that come to mind, though none of them are quite right, are: open, unrestricted, relaxed, even, clean, comfortable, light.