Since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed food. I’d be the kid who ate 3 breakfasts. My family used to call me their “little truck driver”, cuz, Lawdy lawdy… could I put it away!
I have very little self-control when it comes to food, but I think it stems from the fact that, no matter how much I eat, I’m rarely *stuffed*. Try as I might, I still feel that little ache of hunger, even immediately after a big meal! While I’ve been blessed with a high metabolism, since having children, I’ve noticed a difference. I can’t eat and eat and eat and never see the consequences… (I know most people who see me think I look great, but under the clothes, *I* can tell a difference).
It’s been one week since I have put anything besides plants and whole grain in my body.
On Days 1-3, I was cranky and I remember having a pretty decent headache for much of Day 3 and 4. Then things started to get better. Much better.
I no longer feel that dull ache of hunger. I no longer feel MASSIVE mood swings when my blood sugar drops. I feel more clear headed and much less overwhelmed, despite the fact that I am completely changing a large part of my daily life in how I plan, cook, and eat. I have 1 cup of coffee in the morning instead of 2 in the AM and another at naptime. (I hope to soon make the transition to warm lemon water, to aid in digestion.)
I’d say, overall, it’s been a really great week for me. I’m positive, energetic, and focused. But best of all, I’m not hungry.