Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Eat your fruits and veggies

That is just what I am going to do. In fact I am embarking on a new adventure. Only (raw) fruits and vegetables for the next 30 days. Yes, I said 30! You might be wondering why. Well, I'll tell you....

I have been reading up on my disordered eating habits because I am sick of falling into the same old rut. I thought there has got to be a cure out there, so online I go. Because food addiction is like any other addiction (cigarettes, drugs, alcohol) the only way to stop the destructive behavior is to quit cold turkey. That is not always easy with food since we kinda need it to live. So the next best thing is flushing out the bad by eating only raw fruits and vegetables. The goal is to teach the body and mind to live without the food. Only what is necessary to function.

I am supposed to re-learn what hunger really feels like, eat to live not live to eat, and flush the body of toxins that are supposedly in my system due to animal fats, dairy, and sugar overload. This is day two of my adventure and so far I feel great! I feel lighter (not pounds wise but it's hard to explain) and I feel in control of my behavior.

I read many tips and hints to stay away from the bad such as negative thinking. Examples: maggots in your movie popcorn, pizza sludge digesting in my gut, white flour goo loaded with sugar and fat in the form of a doughnut. Also thinking about gross thoughts when tempted (someone throwing up, finding a hair in your fast food, or a pound of lard sitting in my butt). Sounds disgusting but so far it has worked. I am also supposed to take 5 deep breaths before I eat anything, and keep a list of things to do if tempted to overeat.

I don't know if this will work or if I can really do it, but I want to try. I want control over food. Control over what and how much of it I eat. I also want to stay away from dairy, gluten, and sugar to see if I can get rid of my stomach problems and headaches. I will be taking a multi-vitamin daily and watching calcium and iron intakes. I need your support. Even if you don't agree with the severity of the program. It's like AA for food-aholics. I will keep updates about my days; what I eat, how I feel, if I am sticking to the program, and weight lost if any. Wish me luck!


Meghan said...

WOW! I absolutely support you in this, whatever that means. Phone calls, emails, or just through the blog. The closest thing I’ve done to this was my sugar-free month in January. Obviously that wasn’t as extreme, but it felt so awesome to make that decision for myself and my body and then stick to it. I think it’s so great that you are being pro-active about researching and learning about how to help yourself with your eating disorder. I absolutely wish you the best with this and can’t wait to hear how it’s going.