This was a fun. first full day back at home, detox day. Feels good to be back in my refrigerator and kitchen area. I love the fact that I can always find something wonderful to grab to fix with this way of eating. For instance, when I pick up any of my raw foods cookbooks or the materials in the detox, I usually have most of the ingredients already in my refrigerator or on the kitchen counter, such as onions, limes and so on. I realize that I haven’t been totally raw in that I’ve had several cooked potatoes and warm soups. But the transition has been easy while gradual. I don’t miss meat but I do miss variety that some other types of protein previously provided. However, I think learning new recipes will help take care of that. In fact, I’m already considering how to proceed in a raw/vegan way after finishing in a few days.
Well, today was a simple day food wise. I find that after splurging with loads of ingredients and tastes, my body is happy to be simple again. Left over kale, avocado salad for lunch, a big vegetable salad with everything in it for dinner (olives, celery, leeks, onions, bell peppers, the works). Had raw almonds and raisins for a snack. Also went for a great walk in the fresh, cool air that really made a difference letting me feel exuberant. Had a early evening, felt tired. I’m learning to pay attention to my need for rest which is another benefit of detoxing. I will also share that my digestion is doing very well. That helps with the energy too.
By the way, another benefit from this experience is a deeper feeling spiritually about life. I’ve always been a spiritually focused person. However, this experience seems different in that I feel more connected to my life purpose and the desire to be honest about what I really want to do at this time in my life. That is HUGE for me. Somehow instead of feeling I have to be all things to all people, I realize that I need first to give my all to my God. I think in many ways, like many others, I feel I’m doing this already but now realize that I’ve tried to hold on and take control of much of my life by myself. This is a refreshing and humbling revelation. Who knew eating clean, fresh, foods could become a spiritual experience? Praise God!