I don't know about you, but I feel like week 2 has been quite a treat since last week's aches and pains. I've definitely lost a few pounds and feel lighter all around. It's a pretty powerful feeling to nourish your body with only the best foods.
While I do have increased energy, especially in the evening, today was the first morning of the week when I really wanted my morning coffee. Sometimes it just helps take the edge off, you know? I think I pay less attention to annoyances on my morning subway commute when I'm clutching a warm brew. But, no reason to dwell on what we can't have.
Moving on to what we can have this week: seafood and legumes. How has it felt reincorporating these foods into your diet? I still haven't eaten seafood, but I have had beans. My body experienced some slight shock when I first ate beans Monday morning (what about you?). I felt kind of bloated, but I had beans again yesterday in a vegetarian chili and they seemed to digest better.
We're still juicing every morning, but some mornings I've been hungry before arriving to the office so I'll eat a banana before leaving the apartment, which has helped hold me over. Lunches and dinners have been a mix of soups and salads.
I really miss eating out. My perpetually growing list of neighborhood restaurants I'd like to check out is collecting dust! Chefs love to add a pat butter here, a splash of cream there when you least expect it though, so I am taking a restaurant hiatus through next week. While preparing meals using limited ingredients can cause some frustration, it's also made life a little easier, taking out the guesswork of whether I should grab a handful of chips or carrot sticks. The more virtuous decision will always win during the next two weeks, and once you come to terms with it, it makes meal and snack times more strategic (as long as you remember to pack your carrot sticks).
How's week 2 for you?