I actually started my eating plan a few days earlier, but not fully. I wanted to see if I could eat that many fruits and vegetables for the most part without having terrible cravings or a “you must do this” attitude. So for Saturday and Sunday I ate mostly fruits and veggies. I got a headache on Saturday, but it wasn’t too bad.
Yesterday was my first big day, and so far so good. The only thing I don’t want to get rid of right now is the coffee, but I have only been drinking one cup with a splash of milk. For someone who has more cream with her coffee this is a big accomplishment for me.
I am surprised by how I don’t feel starving. I really thought with no animal protein that I would feel sick. I really thought that I would have terrible cravings and would be hungry all the time. So far, I haven’t felt that.
I feel like I am preparing a lot of food. I feel like I am cutting up everything all the time, but I don’t seem to mind. The ritual and the presentation of fruits and veggies are so beautiful that it makes me more mindful of what I am eating.
I can feel that I am starting to sabotage myself. I can sense that I don’t want to eat a salad. I can hear that inner voice saying, “Not salad again. How boring. Can’t you eat something else?” I am not sure where it is going, but I do know that it is there. I will let it be there and have its opinion. And then I will go and cut up more vegetables.