Heading into Day #17. It doesn't seem possible but I've made it over half way. If I hadn't read the book "It Starts With Food" I probably would have quit but once you know what kind of horrible things are in our food and what it does to you there's really no going back.
Because I can't have any added sugar, no alcohol, no grains (wheat, corn, rice, etc.), no dairy and no legumes (except green beans and snap peas) I read labels like I never did before. And I did read labels -- but I'm afraid that I assumed because something was at the organic food co-op it was OK. Well, my dears, you would not believe how many things have sugar in them. Lots of sugar. Sugar, sugar, sugar.
I think it was about the 5th day when I felt jittery and also had little swollen tastebuds like I used to get after sucking on hard candy. I was eating more fruit than I realized, more than was good for me. And I got carried away with the "permission" to eat meat and had it with almost every meal. In other words, cravings just got reassigned. I cut out snacks and lightened up my meals and felt much better.
But this is the end of the 16th day and I feel pretty calm. I'm used to everything and I'm spending more time in the kitchen coming up with really nutritious and tasty meals. The Clothes Make the Girl or Nom Nom Paleo have some good recipes. I hardly ever use salt any more, I can really taste my food, I don't need to read while I'm eating, my body has tightened up . . . Miss Nancy can hang in there a bit longer.
I really do miss good crusty bread, though.