Ever since I was a little girl I have struggled with body acceptance. I never liked that I was tall or had a belly. As I grew older I didn’t like my belly or the fact that I had no boobs or butt. And honestly today I have grown to like nothing. As I’ve gotten older I have turned to food, mostly chocolate, to help me deal with my emotions and the side effect of that is gaining weight. In an attempt to be brutally honest with myself and all of you I’m not going to sugar coat it, I am fat. I currently weigh 180lbs and am about 5’8”. In a perfect world I weigh 140lbs.
I am in no way shape or form saying I know everything about diet, detox, or even weight. I am simply writing this to share my story/experience.
So with my goal in mind to lose 40 pounds, I decided to try a veggie detox. The real name is Daniel’s Diet or Daniel’s Fast. It is based on religion, but even if your not religious it is something you can do. For more information check out this website: https://draxe.com/daniel-fast/.
I am just starting the fast and I am actually really excited. I have never been one to stick to a diet so I really want to push myself and prove to myself that I can do it.
So what am I going to eat the next two weeks. Well I am glad you asked. I honestly have no idea except that it will be a lot of vegetables and some fruits. Luckily I live near a farmer’s market and was able to buy a lot of fresh fruits and veggies that were not so expensive. I got all my favorites and tried to think of different scenarios where I would a snack but not be able to access the foods I am allowed to eat.
The End of Day 1
As I am writing this it is the end of Day 1 and honestly it has been hard. The worst part is I know tomorrow will probably be worse. I am hungry even though I have eaten plenty of food and nutrients. I am also craving sugar, my ultimate frenemy. Just thinking about a square or the whole chocolate bar makes my mouth water.
At the end of the two weeks I will check in and hopefully be a little lighter as well as learn some new healthy habits!