Almost 3 weeks after finishing the water fast and things have been interesting. It sure is a hard time of year to be vegan, sugar free and gluten free. SO many yummy foods and while restaurants have great veggie options, the dishes either include gluten or dairy or both. My eyes are definitely still much bigger than my stomach and ended up only having dinner tonight as we had our (super yum!) Christmas dinner last night. Something also happened last night that has never happened – I couldn’t finish my main meal and I couldn’t/didn’t finish dessert! Some huge changes have happened to my approach and need for food and I am incredibly happy about this!
I got my blood test results the other day and have posted them in the ‘Stats & Progress‘ page. Super interesting CRP and B12 results 🙂 Makes you question what we’ve been led to believe about food and nutrition.
Initially I put on 2kgs after finishing the fast. I was quite worried that I’d stack on weight and that I’d go back to my old habits. No, I haven’t. I don’t crave junk food anymore, supermarket chocolate tastes like plastic and I only have 1-2 coffees a week! Plus, in the last week my weight has decreased so I’ve only put on 1.5kgs! STOKED!
I’m still trying to figure out what food my body likes and dislikes. It seems it doesn’t like beans. I made a black bean soup that I had started sprouting and I was really ill that afternoon and night. I lay in bed feeling pretty wretched but marvelled at how amazing my body was. There was something that it definitely didn’t like so what did it do? It made sure I got rid of it in any way possible. How often do we take sickness to be a bad thing? Perhaps sickness is just our body’s way of FINALLY getting us to notice that something isn’t right and spur is into action to correct it? Puts a different spin on health and what is healthy Vs what is unhealthy. What if fevers, vomiting, diarrhoea etc are signs that your body is ACTUALLY healthy? Our bodies have evolved over 100’s of thousands years and so much smarter than we give them credit for. Our bodies don’t do random and nothing happens in the body either by chance, accident or independent of anything else. I reckon it’s about time we recognise and honour that.