13 days and counting...
I'm sure you have all been wondering about the details of my diet. Well, I will not make you wait any longer.
This is the plan in a nut shell:
- Days 1-10- NO GRAINS. NO SWEETS. NO CAFFEINE. NO TOBACCO.
- DAYS 11-32- ALL OF THE ABOVE + NO LEGUMES. NO DAIRY.
- DAYS 33-39- JUICE DIET/SMOOTHIE DIET.
- DAY 40- WATER ONLY.
This might seem somewhat extreme. Or you might think it's no big deal. Typically people tend to worry when "no eating" or "juice fasts" are involved in a diet. This is not a bad thing for the body to go through. The body adapts to fasting. Here, Mark (popular guy who knows his stuff when it comes to the body and a "primal" lifestyle.) http://www.marksdailyapple.com/health-benefits-of-intermittent-fasting/ explains some of the benefits of allowing the body to go through times of fasting. And if you haven't noticed already, this is modeled after the paleo diet. The paleo diet is extreme, yes. Once the 40 days are over, I will follow paleo about 80/20 % of the time to maintain some balance.
Anyway, I'm hungry lately for all of the wrong things...ice cream sandwiches, mac and cheese, ice cream, pizza. Haha. I have not given in once...when it comes to food! I have cheated once *gasp* eek! and I'll confess now. I had an almond milk PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE. There, I said it. The original diet (according to my roommate Carmen who has done this diet before with her bff) allows for 4 cheat days throughout the 40 days. I don't mind cheat days. I understand cheat days. They are fine. However, I am really looking forward to seeing how my body responds after 40 days of this type of restriction. Thus, I will not cheat anymore on this diet.
I am still missing beer. And over the weekend, my work tapped 2 beautiful kegs of beer that I couldn't taste. Not even a sip. You have probably stopped feeling sorry for me by now. It's okay. I am doing this to myself...all with my own free will.
In other news: The Walking Dead premiered tonight. Zombie <3.