Just a really short post to say I made it through day 3 of the detox diet! Through my 15 1/2 hour work day, no less! I ate exactly what was ordered. The only thing I changed was the order I ate the food in, so I could fit it into my breaks. Well, I lie. I tweaked the stuff the tiniest bit. Today’s food was exactly the same as yesterday (again my choice because this worked out better on a work day.) So, to the breakfast rice mixture, I added just a tiny bit of Unsweetened vanilla almond breeze–that made it MUCH better. And for the ‘baked apple’ at the end of the day, I deleted the honey, and added a date.
Anyway, what I am learning and appreciating so much is the flavor of simple foods. Of course, I always appreciate the flavor of food–I love food! And I do try to eat mindfully, and enjoy what I am eating. But I mean the flavor of SIMPLE food. For example, the baked sweet potato. Of course, in the distant past, I enjoyed a baked sweet potato swimming in melted butter. Even now, I use my spray butter to ‘enhance’ the sweet potato. But this little diet experiment–no dairy! So I just ate the sweet potato plain. The simple, subtle flavor became more noticable and enjoyable the more I ate the potato. And an apple! When all you get is one piece of fruit a day, a little bite of apple is truly delightful.
If for nothing else, this little diet-experiment has taught me to appreciate simple food in new and better ways.