Just checking in this morning with a few realizations.
Fasting is HARD. I don’t care who you are, what your willpower is, your motivation… it doesn’t matter. Fasting is hard. Detoxing is hard.
Last night I went to bed with hunger pains in my tummy. I don’t know why, I drank enough fruits and vegetables yesterday to feed my entire family (if they were chewing them, not drinking them). I drank some water and used a LOT of essential oils to fall asleep. It took me a lot longer than usual to fall asleep, which was surprising since I didn’t have any caffeine yesterday, and I had a massage (which usually means I sleep like a baby).
This morning I woke up starving. I made some juice. A huge bunch of kale, 2 apples, 2 plums, and beet greens. I am not even half way through the juice. It tastes good. Not fantastic, but a lot better than the juice I had last night with cabbage in it. I am finding it very hard to think of anything besides food.
Not junk food. Not even processed food. You would think that I would be craving anything- chips, hotdogs, burgers, whatever. But I’m not. I dreamt of brown rice and rolled oats last night. There are bananas on my kitchen counter (for my daughters) that seriously look like a gourmet meal.
My mind is telling me one thing, while my body is screaming another. Push through, my mind says. Prove a point, you said you were going to do this, so do it! Take a stand, actually FOLLOW THROUGH with something (ok, I DO follow through with things… But sometimes I get a little excited and jump the gun). My body is screaming at me, put some grain inside!
I find it completely amazing that my body is craving whole foods, healthy nourishing foods, over junk. How important do you think it is to listen to our bodies?