I’m not going to tell you that things have dramatically changed for the better after four days of my no sugar / no flour experiment, but I have noticed a couple of side effects. First, I haven’t needed an antacid since I began eating this way, not that I consumed them too regularly before. I used to need them after a pizza dinner or too many cookies and couldn’t imagine sleeping without some antacids on my nightstand. The second thing is hard to describe, but I noticed when I ate very unhealthy throughout a day, I would feel a pressure throughout my body much like I was being lightly squeezed everywhere at once. It was never enough to make me overly concerned because it almost felt like my body was in overdrive trying to process all the junk I consumed in large quantities. Since the beginning of this month, that hasn’t happened once.
When I wake up, it will be the weekend and I’m not positive how much more challenging it will be than the past few days. It will be my first around the family for a prolonged period and we often like to enjoy our time together eating things on the “not so healthy” scale. I’m sure my blog tomorrow night will have a different tone than the past few.
What I ate today
Had to make up a fresh batch of scrambled eggs and kielbasa for breakfast. Strangely enough, I am incapable of making just a couple of eggs because I tend to burn them. When I make eggs for breakfast, they are scrambled and I cook 16 at a time because I have developed the perfect method and timing for that amount. Of course, this allows me to have leftovers for a couple of days afterwards.
I shook things up a bit for lunch and cooked up some taco meat for my salad, instead of the traditional ham chunks. Sure I still had my cheese and black olives, but it was better than boring salad, day 4.
Dinner was cooked up by my oldest son who put seasoned porkchops on the menu. We learned that you need to wrap the sweet potatoes with tinfoil, but keep the shiny side facing in if you want to cook them all the way through. I ended up not having the sweet potatoes, but will catch them as a leftover tomorrow. I subbed in some natural applesauce and steamed corn to round out my meal. No snacks today because I was running around. I’m a little hungrier after getting off work than I have been for the past couple of days, but I’m fighting the urge to fix myself a snack. My goal is to avoid eating after 9PM.
I haven’t really missed any foods yet, but we’ll see how that goes. I do enjoy folks taking an interest in my experiment and keeping up on my progress, they are definitely keeping me honest.
Onto day five!