Simplicity

For 21 days, the diet was simplicity itself.
No meat. No dairy. No alcohol. No processed sugar. No caffeine. No bread, save for whole wheat tortillas.
Some called it a fast, but there was plenty to go around.
All vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and legumes and olive oil. In healthy portions.
And lots of water.
It was a little more expensive, some more preparation, thought. But a funny thing happened in the process.
The aches went away, the headaches, the insomnia. Weight melted off.
It was easy, simple really.
No meals eaten over the sink. A lot of roast vegetables and brown rice. Dessert, always. A piece of fruit, or organic, pure fruit juice frozen into slushies.
After it was all done, there was 12 pounds less of me. There was happiness, less stress.
And then I started adding things back, caffeine, meat, alcohol.
The aches came back, the insomnia.
Lessons learned.
Simple.

3 comments:

Hal Johnson said...

Yep. "Eating clean," the fitness gurus call it. I've found much the same holds true: it really isn't that hard to get there, but it's all too easy to let the "bad" things sneak back in.

LadyGarfield said...

good food/general habits are always so hard.. bad habits are always so easy.

missalister said...

Haha, yes, bad is good and simple is hard. Complete rewiring job required.