As I’ve mentioned in my previous blog I have been on a cooked food run for about a month now and I’m ready for a reset.
I had my last meal at 7:00pm Tuesday August 15, 2017. It was a cucumber, tomato, avocado salad with olives, red onion and jalapeño.
I have done a water fast for 9 days in June and this time I want to go 15 days and fast for the rest of this month.
I decided to try another water fast because I’ve not only been eating a lot of cooked foods, I’ve been in self sabotage mode that’s not only affecting my diet but my finances and self esteem as well.
I’m losing focus on my goal to get out of credit card debt by the end of this year. I’m doubting myself and using food to cope.
In my last post I said I was on my foodie run out of curiosity but really I’m stuffing my fears with food.
What made things worse is that I started eating a lot of processed foods and I could tell right away that it wasn’t a good idea. Now I’ve developed a taste (craving) for certain foods and I know if I stay on this path it won’t be good for me.
This time during the water fast I’m going to focus on gaining clarity and getting to the root of my self sabotaging behavior. I’m going to cut out all negative input (reality TV and mindless entertainment) and read more. I’m going to nurture my creative side by going to the art museum and creating a work of my own. Once the fast is over I’m going to participate in the Orvel Douglas 30 day fruit feast.
Day one of the water fast is challenging. My stomach is growling, I have gas and the smell of food is triggering. I’m having bouts of nausea which is no doubt the result of the processed foods I’ve been eating.
I have to keep reminding myself of the reasons why I’m doing this and that I made the experience worse by eating cooked and processed foods.
Drinking water pacifies my growling stomach. I focus on healing and clarity and the triggers and nausea fade away.
I know my body is healing so hopefully I can stay committed to the process.
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