Because I was intentional about getting up and preparing good food for breakfast and a lunch to take to work, I started this day well. Â Spinach and fruit smoothy, two eggs and a few walnuts. Â I made myÂ “bullet proof” coffee with Ghee for the first time andÂ it seems to taste better than the grass-fed butter I normally use.
I also just finished listening to chapter 5 of the book, which did a wonderful job of explaining how all of the hormones work together with food and our energy levels throughout the day… as well as our cravings. Â I’m pretty tuned into that today.
I feel great through the morning (although again, I want to just keep chomping on nuts at work) and I have no problem taking a gentleÂ run before lunch. Â No energy issues sans-carbs for 48 hours now.
I take my time eating lunch which consists of salad and organic chicken sausage, celery and almond butter, and my homemade Kombucha. Â Honestly, I feel good throughout theÂ rest of the day. Â At 5:30, my awesome wife broughtÂ me broccoli and chicken for dinner whenÂ she dropped of the older kids for me to run around to lessons through the evening. Â I eat that and an apple while one of our daughters has her violin lesson.
By the time we get home in the evening I have some work to do, but I feel full and am aware of my cravings but also know why I have them now… having trained my hormones for years to follow this pattern.
So two days in, I have no problem with the eating or things I am giving up. Â Sure, I want a few M&M’s in the afternoon when I go into the kitchen at work… but no biggie. Â Nothing else physically has noticeably changed. Â Maybe there’s less drainage/post-nasal drip… but that’s really hard to judge at this point.
I’m in bed just before 11PM and fall asleep easily. Unfortunately, I’m awoken at 3AM by a child’s electronic toy gone crazy and, although I fall back to sleep quickly I’m not in good shape at 6AM when the alarm goes off.