One thing I’ve yet to mention to you guys about this diet is how it changes your sensitivity to nutrient-poor food. And it’s been frustrating me A LOT lately so bare with me while I vent to you…
It’s like this- I used to eat a very average, processed food American diet. One that was particularly high in butter and sugar I might add. I could demolish 3 cupcakes in one sitting and not feel the insulin spike at all. Now, I’ll eat two healthy, naturally sweetened cookies and my body will start swooning like I’m hungover. I’ll be jittery all night long and won’t be able to sleep. Sometimes it even comes with a pounding headache- free of charge.
And it’s not just sugar my body is overly sensitive to now either. It’s anything and everything that is even remotely bad for you.
It’s like the cleaner I eat, the more sensitive my body becomes.
I guess that could be considered both good and bad…
SO! I want to do a little experiment with you guys, using myself as the test subject. I am going to go cold-turkey on desserts. I’m curious to see what kind of affect that will have on my body. Will I sleep better? Wake better? Have clearer skin??? Or maybe nothing at all will change. Maybe I will just make my body even more sensitive to toxins. But as it stands right now, somethings got to give. I can’t stand this hunger-over like state anything sweet puts me in.
It’s going to be really hard to stifle my mammoth sweet tooth, but I guess no harder than throwing away all the food in my house and starting fresh, right? Haha. It’s like I always tell people that ask for advice about changing their diet- being healthy isn’t a diet it’s a lifestyle change. Right now I’ve got to start putting a lot less priority on sitting down, after the kids are tucked in bed, snuggled up with my cup of tea and some sweets to my favorite show (albeit usually naturally sweetened or healthy in some way). It’s my favorite nightly ritual and it’s going to have to go. At least for now. I’ll keep you posted on what ends up happening.
Until then, enjoy this 100% healthful smoothie! Sounds indulgent, but it is actually ubber good for you
- Instead of avocado, reduce coconut water to 3/4 cup and add 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or almond butter.
- ¾ cup blueberries, preferably frozen
- 3-4 pitted dates
- ¼ avocado
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs, optional
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 cup coconut water
- ½ cup ice (preferably made from coconut water)
- additional sweetener, as needed
- Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.