Whole30. Tonight's dinner was wild caught salmon and steamed swiss chard.
It was yummy.
The first week was interesting. For several days my tummy was out of control. I had headaches, my brain left me in a muddled fog for one whole day. I knew from reading the book It Starts With Food that this was part of the detox and more or less of it to be expected. I expected the full whammy as I am in such crappy shape going into this. I began feeling better toward the end of the week. I am still having headaches in the evening, but they are mild and go away when I drink a couple glasses of water. So maybe I am just thirsty.
Surprises I have had.
* I like my coffee black.
* I love my greens at breakfast
* I am thinking those greens need some hot pepper flakes (yes at 7am I thought this)
* I have survived without eating late at night
* I have not been shove it in my face hungry. No not once.
* I have not had hypoglycemia in days.
* I have not missed dairy as much as I thought I would.
I have learned that I have to watch the nuts. Food without breaks for me. It pays to be attentive and listen to my body.
While all this was going on this week a very special patient of mine gave me my annual gift of Marmalade.
He is now 92 years old and he makes this himself from the citrus fruits that grow in his yard. He said this time he has a special surprise in it! Not sure what that is. He likes to mix a variety of oranges, lemons, grapefruits. I know I can't taste it while I am on the Whole30 but if I do reintroduce sugar into my diet at some point I will give it a taste. I am just happy to have his gift and look at how pretty it is.