As most of you know, I’m a bigger girl. And for the most part I’m happy with it but I decided to get back into big girl sexy–you know? Curve up a little. I’m not trying to be skinny but healthy. Anyway, at the end of September, a friend of mine always post on facebook that “The first day of the month is coming – It’s never too late to start over.”
I decided to use my reset for October and eat healthy. I live on my own now so I can now control the food that comes into my apartment and thus into my body. When I go grocery shopping, I make a shopping list and I have a snack before venturing out so I don’t buy crap. So, in my house right now there is no junk food. No juice, no bagel, no sugar, no flour – I have rice but I bought that a month ago so when I have guests I can cook something “normal” for them.
So, for the past five days, since October 1st, I’ve been eating nothing but healthy stuff…fruits, veggies, hot water instead of tea, sea salt instead of regular salt and very little of it, oatmeal instead of crappy bad for you cereals–needless to say my body is not impressed.
I spent a day and a half running for the bathroom.
I took a day off work because it was so bad and when I returned, one of my partners wanted to know what happened and if I felt better. I started the conversation by telling him how I started eating nothing but healthy stuff and my body wasn’t pleased. He burst out laughing. Then he must have seen my confused expression because he said “good luck spending a week in the toilet!”
Apparently, after I stop eating the chips and ice-cream, and burgers and all that gunk, my body needs to flush out the chemicals and all of it from my system. Having me spend almost two days on the toilet is the way it does that. While I feel proud to be eating healthy for five and a half days now, my body doesn’t seem to like it yet and need some time to catch up.
Today, I’m still not up to 100% but at least I’ve only had to go twice since I woke up this morning.
So, word of advice. When you decide to start eating crazy healthy, wean yourself into it. Start by cutting out soda and juice…then after a couple of weeks, go for the bad carbs and MSG filled stuff….and so on and so on. If you go cold turkey like me, chances are it will hurt.