I wrote a big post, but didn’t finish it. So I am starting again with a short one. Today was a hard day. Despite eating really well, I’m still struggling with persistant sinusitis and now have a gum infection too. Also my skin is just not improving anywhere near as much as I thought it would. All this healthy food and I feel physically awful!
I also felt really miserable and depressed and by the end of the day I fell off the wagon properly. Dinner was 100% comfort food.
However, after that I watched an amazing lecture from Dr Robert H Lustig. And I am firmly commited again:
As an aside, sugar withdrawal apparently follows a similar path to cocaine withdrawal, so I can expect cravings and depression for several weeks while the brain rebalances its chemical transmitters (sugar works like an opiate).
So, here’s what I ate:
Breakfast: porridge made with water, topped with almond milk and blueberries
Snack: Chia/almond/cacao drink. Apple and peanut butter, some brazils and goji berries
Lunch: Large salad with avocado, smoked salmon and pine nuts
Snack: Two wholegrain rice cakes with almond butter
Dinner: gluten free veggie pizza from dominos, glass red organic sulphite-free wine, serving Bailey’s ice cream (yeah, bad dinner, but I was so bloody hungry by 5pm nothing else stood a chance really).