Tuesday, March 9, 2010
body eco diet update
so I think there is something to this body ecology diet business .. although i am being tortured daily at work by the seductive scent of fresh ground coffee brewing in the morning, and by my roommates nibbling on girl scout cookies and drinking robust goblets of jesus juice when I get home, i have to keep telling myself that it's for the best. i don't want your damn girl scout cookies anyways. (okay, that's a lie). but i'm gonna be fine. i will survive.
for those unfamiliar with the diet, it is designed to balance body alkalinity and requires the elimination of sugar and sugar forming foods from one's diet including: anything containing sugar (which includes 90% of items at the grocery store), candy, soft drinks, flour products, beans, tofu, nuts and nut butters, wine, beer, alcohol, refined vinegar, most fruits.
what's on the menu: most veggies, herbs, quinoa, millet, eggs, poultry, beef, fish, organic (unrefined) oils, sea salt, seeds (except sesame) lemons, limes, unsweetened cranberries and black currants, raw organic apple cider vinegar, raw cultured veggies, kefir, sprouted almonds, butter and ghee.
i can honestly say, i am already starting to notice differences in my physiology:
i feel very clear headed.. probably due to the fact that i don't have rocket fuel (a.k.a. pete's coffee) pumping through my veins all day, coupled with a sugar cocktail of mid day snacks and late night caps.
i am sleeping much more soundly, where as normally i find it difficult to sleep the whole night through.
i am feeling much more in tune with my body. rather than waiting till a certain time to determine when i should eat, i am able to distinguish a healthy hunger from a craving. (more on that in another post.)
overall, i have a deep sense of calmness.
i'm finding more ways to get creative with recipes and noticing the subtle flavors in what i normally would have considered bland or boring foods.
though i'm still in "withdrawal mode," and have less energy than normal, i have been assured by others who have been through it, that this is all a part of the detox process and is just my body adjusting to the shift. i have been enjoying observing the shift and look forward to coming out the other side, refreshed and renewed (just like a brand spanking new little bambino.)
in the meantime, can someone please invent a guiltless triple fudge brownie ice cream sundae?