In case you missed the introduction, start here. I’ve gone back to my notes from these 40 days and am sharing my thoughts from THE BIG CHANGE in our eating habits and lifestyle. The 40 days is broken down into 3 phases. This first phase is 2 weeks and here are my thoughts as we begin to detox this first week. I consider it a detox as we really narrowed down our food choices to the Approved Maker’s Diet Food List. The goal of these posts is not to share the details of the book or the plan, but please feel free to ask any questions or share any comments.
We had the frittata and half a grapefruit each this morning. It was good and no complaints so far. I packed us both a mixed green salad with roasted chicken as well as quite a few veggies with the raw dressing from the book, strawberries, and goat’s milk yogurt with blueberries, honey, and vanilla to take for lunch and snack today.
I’m excited and nervous…I’m a carb lover!! I know once we reach the third phase, I can do it. This is a lifestyle change that we both need, but these first 2 phases will probably be rough. But, I can do anything for 4 weeks, right?!?
- Allowing enough time in the morning to prepare and cook breakfast and lunch (and sometimes) dinner for the day and be able to clean up and get out of the house in time for work.
- Preparing enough food for Jonathan to have during the day. I think part of the problem is just him not realizing that this is a tough detox/cleansing and he will probably be hungry and struggle for a few days. But, the other part is me not realizing how much more food he needs than me.
Bear with me as I ramble on about this experience.
The second day was much better. Jonathan actually said, “I think I’m eating too much food.” I think he just needed those 2 days to adjust to not eating so many carbs, sugars, and cokes that create a false-sense of being full. As for me, I’m still struggling with the idea of some of the new tastes, like goat cheese, yogurt, and fermented things. I really just almost gag eating those things. But, we’re doing good.
My goal right now is to figure out my schedule with the family, work, and making all of this new, wonderful food. Some other things have fallen to the back burner right now, but I know it’s just a hiccup as I teach myself some new habits and learn some new ways of caring for myself and my family.
I’m having to learn what doubling dinner means for our family as cooking for two boys is still fairly new and Jonathan is chowing down at dinner. I haven’t had the leftovers I was expecting so far and am struggling to keep up with the amounts of food needed for all of us each day. I did buy turkey bacon yesterday and plan to precook and try a mini casserole, too.
I made a smoothie this morning and Jonathan drank it all. He did say he wanted more berries, but that should be doable.
THE BIG CHANGE: Introduction
THE BIG CHANGE: Getting Started, Week 1 (you are here)
THE BIG CHANGE: Finishing Phase I, Week 2