Your first day should be a pretty memorable one, right? Ehh… I gotta say, not too many temptations worth mentioning today. Truth be told — I have let my diet slide just enough lately that I was completely ready for a change. I know how great it feels to eat well, and I am ready to embrace it.
One thing that comes along with eating badly, at least in my experience, is finding that you eat less (quantity wise.) When my diet has taken a bad turn I usually only eat once or twice a day. I don’t know if it’s mental or just the sheer pain my stomach gets in when I make poor choices. Needless to say over the last few weeks I conditioned myself to go without breakfast — probably because I had gorged on cookies the night before. Aye! THE SHAME! Whatever. Eating badly also seems to rip you of any and all energy which has also resulted in me having a hard time getting my rear out of bed in the morning. A paleo woman has GOT to get up early — after all, we’ve got lots of food to prepare from the start.
This morning my bad habits got the best of me, and I slept in. I couldn’t get up. It was so cold outside, and so comfy inside…and I just couldn’t help but snooze my alarm a gajilion times. I woke up with just enough time to shower, get dressed and throw some ingredients into my slow cooker! Gotta love slow cookers!
So, I went without breakfast. Which was fine…I was not hungry in the slightest. I was at work by 9 am.
Lunch came around 3 pm (first time to eat for the day)…and I had a wrap. From Jimmy John’s. I don’t usually do that. 99% of the time I take leftovers for lunch…but again…my routine as of late has taken me off course. I did not have any food prepared. Do not worry — the “unwich” was excellent, and worked just fine in a pinch. My “unwich” was turkey, bacon, avocado, cucumber, oregano, and mustard.
Once dinner rolled around I was pretty hungry. Luckily I had my meal waiting for me when I got home around 8pm. I work long shifts, yuck.
Dinner was inspired by a recipe in my Everday Paleo cookbook called “Pollo Con Salsa Roja.” For lack of a better description, it is pretty much a chicken chili of sorts. Super excellent topped with avocado and cilantro. It definitely did the body good, and of course there is some leftover for my lunch tomorrow so I will not be unprepared.
Stay tuned for more detoxing 🙂