Detox and Mothers Day.
So it would seem that I am learning more and more through this detox, that I am actually not designed to follow strict eating plans. Is that an excuse or an observation? I'm going with the latter! After following ridiculously strict eating plans through college to lose ridiculous amounts of weight in ridiculous amounts of time, I do prefer to have balance. I think the balanced attitude is overall more healthy than one of all or nothing. I think I have mentioned this before, so I won't go on with it...
Today was Mothers day. I had my mother and brother and his wife over for lunch. The spread looked lovely. And although it wasn't following my strictly fruit during the day plan, it was reasonably healthy in comparison to the average Australian's diet. I ate a lot. As I am used to consuming lots of carbohydrates through fruit, I ate lots of carbohydrates, though this time white bread. I won't lie. It tasted AMAZING. So did the heavy handed spread of vegan margarine on top. So the fat content was definitely higher than usual. To be completely honest I felt a lot more tired today than I have any other day this past week. I believe it is that as cooked and highly processed foods take a lot longer in the body to break down. This is because they are harder for our bodies to digest. My body being used to digesting fruit and quite simple food all week, has had a pretty easy time doing this. Now fill it with all these delicious tasting processed foods and the difference in the energy my body is using to process the foods is very noticeable. Hence the feeling tired. That's ok. I have observed and this week I will get back on the fruity band wagon. Another thing I noticed today was my ability to bounce back from my emotions. I'm not entirely sure if it was again the change in diet today OR the fact that every 10 minutes my mother would tell me that I need to eat meat to be 'normal'. Could quite easily be either.
On another note I made a simply amazing Zucchini and Potato soup for dinner. I will share it in the recipes page. If it isn't up tonight it's due to the fact that my hand are shaking after a good session with the boxing bag and typing this blog has been hard enough as it is. But as with the other recipes..... soon.
Love Claire XX