|Cassava, beets, french green beans and guava juice|
Yesterday I fought off a few cravings. Things like driving by the Starbucks I would normally pull into and having it call out to me. Or in the evening before dinner wanting to munch on a bag of chips. Today wasn't so bad.
We are a third of the way through our exercise and it is interesting to observe myself. The first few days I was tired. I had energy in the day but early in the evening I would be sleepy. Eleven days in, that isn't the case. My energy level is much higher than before. I'm not stuffed like I sometimes was after a heavier meal. I think the lighter eating is giving me a higher energy level. I'm also getting used to sometimes being a little bit hungry. Normally I'd just go to the store or fast food and fill up when I felt hungry. Now I just have a little bit of healthy garden food or nothing at all. At first it was an uncomfortable feeling. Now I am used to it, and actually like it better.
No coffee and no alcohol are big changes too. I use to kick start the day with a jolt of caffeine, now I'm having some ginger turmeric tea heated in the microwave. In the evening I use to bring it all down with several glasses of red wine. I don't miss it. In fact I feel really good. Clear headed too.
Breakfast: papaya, banana sugar cane juice smoothie and two boiled eggs later.
Lunch: Pineapple chucks, and taro with a spoonful of pesto.
Afternoon snack: dried banana and dried pineapple.
Diner: Cassava, beets, french beans and guava juice.