You know, you can do anything for 3 days. Well, almost. But when it comes to getting your dietary act together, if all it takes is 3 days to rid your body of the sugary, chemically laden toxins that you consume on a regular basis - then I'm in!
So...yesterday was day 1. From 8am to 4pm it was a protein drink every 2 hours. Followed in between each protein drink with at least 12 oz of water. At 6pm I enjoyed a HUGE salad and nice piece of mahi mahi cooked with olive oil and lemon (and a little bit of butter). It was delicious! Then nothing else to eat until this morning. In the meantime, I've had a constant headache and was feeling a little weak yesterday, but not bad. I managed my routine in pretty good shape.
Today - I woke up to about 3 cups of cantaloupe - now that's a lot of fruit! At my 10am feeding (ha ha ha) I had 2 cups of strawberries...they were great! But I still have the headache and even the shakes. But I feel like I can still do fine today. The rest of the day is fruit only every 2 hours until 6pm when I get my big salad again and another piece of that yummy fish...I'm looking forward to it.
Tomorrow will be day 3 and the menu is the same as today. I can mix up the fruit some, but the regimen is basically the same as today.
The goal? To flush my body of the toxins and to get myself out of the habit of being so dependent on sugar. Several years ago I had cut sugar out of my diet (refined sugars - you know, the fast and easy sugars) and was working out a bunch. I lost 18 pounds and felt great. I've slowly let the junk back in and I'm paying for it. This 3 day plan is a great way (so I hear) to jump start my good eating habits and to break the sugar cycle.
I made Jeremy his favorite macaroni and cheese last night using Quinona Pasta - it's corn based, no wheat flour. I used Buckwheat flour and his favorite cheese. It went over well, but next time I will use corn starch instead of the flour. It makes it creamier and the Buckwheat flour tends to cause the color to be a little on the brown side. Still, I believe it was a success. He can have that and I don't have to worry about him having a flare up. The eczema seems to be quiet right now, but not gone. I know slowly but surely we will get there.
I wonder if I'll ever get my family on the kind of diet that excludes the junk and fillers that I know cause the headaches, inflammation, irritability and whatnot. I wonder if I'll ever see it. I just have to keep plugging away....