One thing I know for sure about this little journey is that it's going to be HARD. I know I'm not going to just wake up tomorrow without a craving for a delicious cookie, cake, candy bar... you get the point. I imagine it's going to be one of the most difficult things I've ever done.
My starting goals: I think it's important to start with just a few goals and add more as you go. I'm starting with three goals.
1. Eat less sugar! Sugar is one of the most addicting substances on the planet that isn't banned. Yes, it's just as addictive as cocaine and heroin. This goal is going to be the hardest goal for me to achieve because my favorite meal of the day is dessert.
2. Eat three full meals a day + three nutritious snacks. No grab and go nonsense. None of this "I didn't have time" crap. Three meals and at least three snacks throughout the day.
3. Drink more water. I always have a glass of water nearby - whether it's on my desk at work or the end table at home. But I imagine I only drink about 24 oz. a day. That's not great. My goal is to drink 80 to 100 oz. of water a day. Beginning with drinking lemon water as soon as I wake up in the morning. I'm sure I'll be visiting the bathroom more often - I'll be cleansing my system out.
So, those are my three goals.
As I type this I can't help but think of the things that I going to miss eating. Luckily, Bill and I watched a great documentary called "Hungry for Change." You can stream it on Netflix. Watching these health experts talk about dieting and sugar addiction was a wake up call. Don't get me wrong, I know diets don't work and I eat way too much sugar. What I didn't realize was that sugar is so addicting. I'm envious of those people who "just don't crave sweets." That's ridiculous.
One of the things I took away from that documentary was that by telling yourself you can't have something you only want it more. I learned that if you tell yourself that you don't want something because.... for whatever reason you will stop feeling so "robbed."
In the coming days/ weeks / months I'll be sharing some "treat" alternatives and meal plans that my husband and I are following.
*Bill is actually doing a 6 week detox while I am not doing a true detox and just changing the way I eat.
Enjoy your day!