I've always appreciated K's outlook on food and how she takes extra care to make sure that our son eats the right food, but a few months back when she wanted to be a vegetarian; I was a little shocked. She had been contemplating it for some time. My first thought was how is this going to change what I eat. I haven't been a particular healthy eater throughout my life, but K has made me eat more healthy food and less junk food.
I have worked in retail for a long time and with that comes a certain lifestyle. Grab what you can and eat fast or you don't eat is that lifestyle. I have always fallen back on having a good metabolism and a fairly active lifestyle to make myself feel better about my eating habits. I didn't really eat that many fruits and vegetables or fish outside of lent and I rather enjoyed some fast foods especially Skyline.
So one day, I came into our study after putting our son in bed and K is watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix and I found myself interested in what was going on. One of my team members did the juicing thing a couple weeks back and really talked about the benefits of it and how much better she felt after doing it. Being the smart guy that I am put two and two together and realized that she must have gotten the idea from the documentary.
After watching the show, K and I started talking about doing something similar. She really wanted me to do the cleanse diet with her. It wouldn't be straight juice, but a variation of that diet. Regardless of what it is, I couldn't say that I was overly excited about giving up meat and my guilty pleasures for three weeks. I know that three weeks isn't much time, but I can't even have a beer which is another post altogether.
So yesterday, I stopped at McDonalds on my way to work for one last meal before we started and had a beer when I came home after a long day......and we fast forward to today.
For breakfast, a tropical fruit and tahini smoothy. It was pretty good. Lunch, not so much. K replaced my usually fast food or not so fast, but still not good for you food with some kind of lentil salad with a side of almonds, pea pods, and an orange. Didn't do so well with the lentil salad, but got the rest down and remembered how much I like oranges in the process.
Needless to say, I came home from work famished. When I got home, there was a bowl of broccoli soup with avocado. Ideally, not what I would eat when I got home, but it was good and it filled me up which was a nice surprise after a long day. I washed it down with a banana/strawberry smoothie.
First day down; 20 to go. K doesn't think I'll hang with it, but I plan on it. Then maybe she'll stop making fun of my slightly enlarged gut.