Learning When to Stop Eating
Day 5 is done. I had some weird low back and glute pain last night. It woke me up out of a dead sleep and I could not find a comfortable position that would relieve the pain. My poor husband had to put up with me tossing and turning. I have heard that detoxing can result in weird aches and pains, so I guess that’s what it was. Today I did P90X X Stretch and foam rolling to try to work out whatever was going on. Then I treated myself to a warm epsom salt bath.
I shopped for my Phase 2 food since I was off work today. It’s amazing how many bags of veggies one person can eat. I hope to find some more new recipes to keep after the reset. Food was once again pretty good. Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. VERY yummy quinoa salad for lunch along with raw veggies and hummus. The hummus was a real treat – nice and creamy. Dinner was a vegetable soup (substituted for the miso soup), stir fry veggies and brown rice. I couldn’t finish any of the three meals. I found myself trying very hard to finish the meals even beyond the point that I was full. I don’t know why I do that, maybe it’s a control issue. I’ve never starved a day in my life, but knowing that I just can’t run in the kitchen any old time and snack on something makes me want to eat all that’s on my plate. I’m going to work on getting over that during the rest of this reset. This kind of behavior has contributed to eating many more calories in the past and contributed to my weight gain. Time to stop!