Week 1: Detoxing, Food Cravings, and Food Choices

This post is part 2 of a journey for better health. To read Part 1: Do you have a bad relationship with food, click here.

Week one has turned out to be a decent week since changing my bad relationship with food. From day one, I made the commitment to only eat foods that will make me more healthy.

What I gave up?

Sugar. No more pasteries, ice cream, chocolates, and morning cappuccinos. Nearly impossible when you work in an office. Also, no diet soda which has artificial sugar. The reason is that you are removing sugar cravings from your diet and if you indulge in artificial sugar, you will still have those cravings.

Grains. This includes wheat, corn, and rice. No pizzas, bentos, manapuas, and sushi.

Legumes. No beans (except green beans) and peanuts (which is not a nut at all!)

Dairy. No milk, cheese, cream, or yogurt.

What am I eating?

I had to change my diet to add more lean protein and fresh vegetables to my meals. My breakfast now includes an egg cup (recipe to follow). I have vegetables at every meal.

Besides the cappuccinos and diet sodas, everything else was easy to give up. Although, I’m still having caffeine withdrawals.

Healthy Summary

I still have nausea. It’s not a daily occurrence so that’s an improvement. The biggest change, however is that my sinuses have cleared so I’m thankful about that. Also, I feel like I’m finally losing weight.

Follow my journey on the path to better health. Next week: exercise, mood, and energy.

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Healthy & Easy Egg Cups

egg cups

1/3 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 c. broccoli, par boiled and chopped
dash of garlic salt
12 eggs

Put sliced zucchini and broccoli into 12 muffin pan that is lightly sprayed with olive oil. Scramble 12 eggs and pour evenly into the muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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