I’m a few days into Phase 2 of the Ultimate Reset, so about halfway through. As a foodie, there are good and bad points to this program. My senses have all been heightened which has led me to some very interesting food observations.
Week 1 Cravings were really intense, at times unbearable and all I wanted to do was eat carbs, cheese and sweets. Today – I am not feeling so deprived and have found an appreciation for new foods like pumpkin seeds, grapes and seaweed, and have since stopped obsessing about others like cheese, candy and meat.
I’m honestly not sure when I’m going to want to eat meat or dairy again (well maybe feta cheese) eggs and seafood I miss and look forward to, but the rest I could hold out for a long time.
Drinking water does not accompany food eating. This adjustment has lead me to slow down while eating and chew my food more thoroughly and taste it better. Eating in the moment with gratitude and awareness has been a very enjoyable experience that I hope continues past this program.
Our American culture is totally fixated with eating. I know this now more than ever as this restrictive diet has led me to become hyper-sensitive to commercialism.
I can’t drive past a 7-11 without seeing signs in the windows for Slurpees and hot dogs. Television, marketing geniuses – everything looks so ooey-gooey delicious. The web – Yelp and Amazon deliver, how convenient. Grocery shopping, if you choose to still go to the store, I make my list and head out to the isles with laser focus of what I need and try not to look at anything delicious. I do enjoy seeking out pretty seasonal fruits and veggies and have spent most of my time in produce.
Why does every grocery store smell like a freshly glazed donut? They do, or they have to me these last several trips.