Happy Belly Happy Heart

A blog dedicated to nutrition, wellbeing and happiness. I believe the key to a good life begins with what you choose to put into your body. A happy belly = a happy mind = a happy heart.

Cleansing diet: day two

on August 28, 2013

veg-basketI’m still alive!

Ok so I survived the first day and still managed to have a strong yoga practice in the morning too. I wonder if any of the pizza I ate on Sunday was still in my system…

I was less tired than day one and didn’t need an afternoon nap, although I have been snoozing in the car to and from London! I’m still pretty hungry most of the time, but surprised at how much energy I have considering I’m barely eating any carbs or protein.

So this was my food diary for day two:

  • Breakfast: fruit salad (bananas, strawberries, peach and nectarine in lemon juice) with chopped almonds; peppermint tea.
  • Snack: apple.
  • Lunch: rice salad (see day one).
  • Snack: chopped tomato, avocado and basil.
  • Dinner: steamed veg in tomato sauce with rice (see day one).

And these are some of my initial observations:

  • It’s amazing how much fruit & veg you get through when it’s all you’re eating! I’m having to stock up every few days.
  • I need to eat much more frequently: scrap ‘little and often’; it’s more like ‘all day, every day’!
  • I’m developing an obsession with food, constantly thinking about what I’m going to eat next and planning my next meal.
  • But I’m also developing a deeper appreciation for food and even the simplest things seem like complete luxury. Oh to be able to eat an oat cake with peanut butter or a corn thin with Marmite! Or even a morsel of cheese. Or a bowl of cheesy chips with salt, pepper and mayonnaise (ok, now I’m drooling…)
  • I also seem to be craving comfort and I realise I usually get a lot of comfort from food, even when it’s healthy.

I’ll let you know tomorrow if I made it all the way to day three…

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