FOOD! Oh how I love it. The different flavors, the varieties, the way they pair together…You can defiantly call me a food connoisseur! Up until the last 2 years of my life most of my food choices have been processed, sugary foods that hold close to no nutritional value but are rich in flavor and easy to become addicted to. I never truly understood the health impact of eating fake food besides that it made you gain weight and never did it occur to me that I would have to begin educating myself on how to truly live and eat healthy real food.
Fast forward to present time, a lot has changed for me. I still love food with the same capacity but my understanding and commitment has changed. I haven’t consumed a Whopper burger with an upsized Dr. Pepper (which use to be my favorite) in over 2 years because I realize that I am consuming purely sugar instead of food that brings life to my body. I try to consistently choose foods that are organic, antibiotic, preservative, additive and GMO free. I love green dense phytonutrient live foods like bok choy, spinach and black beans that support our immune system and can help prevent cancer rather than promote them like in my former fast food life.
But at the end of the day, I’m human. I mess up by indulging in my favorite Mexican restaurant, or gluten ful (not free)l pizza. I love red wine, dark beer and whiskey which are full of sugar and often made with preservatives. I find myself at a place where I realize I am stuck in my cravings. For the past month I have let a little too loose and realize that I have made some pretty poor choices. I carry a lot of guilt when I don’t hold strong to my commitments for myself and my family. Our health has become a huge conviction for me and I have realized that I have fallen back in to old habits. I think I will always have conflict and be swayed by my emotions to food but the important factor is that I get back to living and being healthy.
I have been feeling like junk lately. Bloating, gassy…etc you know the way you feel feel when you over indulge in too much sugar, gluten and processed food. I have gained about 3-4 lbs despite exercising 5-6 days a week and I haven’t been sleeping well. I decided it was time for a BIG detox and just like I did 2 years ago the first thing out the door is SUGAR!! Both Charlie and I have begun a detoxing together so we can get back to feeling the way we love!
Everyday this week I will share 1 way to bring healing back to your body when you have over indulged and given in to public enemy number 1…SUGAR! Today we change our FOOD! We are refraining from ANYTHING with sugar and grains. Our focus is to eat a variety of healthy proteins, fermented foods (probiotics) greens, legumes, nuts, organic meats etc! The wonderful thing about detoxing is it doesn’t mean you have to starve yourself! We are eating as much to our hearts content of the foods that bring life and restoration! So what does that look like? I documented every thing we ate yesterday up to packing lunches for today!
Organic cottage cheese with raw walnuts
Wild Tuna mixed with diced almonds, diced onions, squeezed organic lemon, a few dried organic cranberries mixed with an avocado for a protein good fat full lunch:Black bean and fajita veggie bowl with a small sprinkle of cheese, salsa, guac and lettuce
I continue to share this week more ways I am healing my body through this detox! None of us are perfect and we can all jump back on bandwagons! Re dedicate yourself and don’t allow guilt to keep you defeated!