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I’ve been doing a clean diet since the first Saturday in January, 2013 – and its been hard, though admittedly, more tasty and satisfying than I might have guessed. But still – not having my daily 3 diet cokes, diet Snapples, and abundance of bread has been harder than expected.
So, last week, you’d expect I would have been thrilled to have a week off from the diet. I went to Orlando for work, and essentially had to eat every single meal out. I knew there was no way I could stick to a clean diet unless I went to Whole Foods everyday (which was 40 minutes away from my hotel, and infeasible), so I just gave myself a break.
It. Was. AWFUL.
The days started out great – Tim and I went to Universal Studios, to the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ (it was fun, but not exactly as I thought it would be). Days included big English breakfasts, fish and chips, and copious amounts of magical candies.
(yes, that’s black pudding in the “English” breakfast – it didn’t taste bad, but I couldn’t get over the fact that it was blood…)
Chocolate Frogs were probably my favorite – chocolatey AND adorable! If only they could jump…(although, that might have been a bit creepy…)
After two days, however, things went downhill. I went to work in the Orlando office, as planned, and the food freedom did not go well. I spent almost everyday in some level of nausea and regret, and never really felt hungry until I was starving. My blood sugar was off the charts bad, and I was tired and cranky all the time! I spent one night throwing up a lot after eating a spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s (won’t be having one of those again, any time soon.) I found myself really craving carrots, lettuce (that wasn’t droopy) as well as other foods. I did end up going to Cuban restaurants after my Wendy’s debacle – Grilled skirt steak with chimichurri, black beans, tomatoes, and plantains really were better. But I still didn’t feel anywhere close to “good”.
My body has spoken – and clean is definitely the way to go. I felt less bloated, less sick, and less tired. Today will be a healthy eating day, but I will return officially to full clean eating by tomorrow, Saturday, January 19th. (I need to go to Whole Foods to stock back up on ingredients. We let our inventory bleed down to almost nothing before I left for Orlando, so we wouldn’t have food going bad). Excited to go to “Beets”, a raw food restaurant with Ali, tomorrow (http://seekingrawhealth.wordpress.com/)
I’m looking forward SO much to roasted vegetables, steamed organic pork, spelt breads, and feeling really good about myself again. Tomorrow I will be putting my stats up again – including weight.
Wish me luck – and more importantly, resolve!