May 6th – Day 6
- 3 handfuls Kale
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup peaches
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1.5 cups blueberries
- Agave syrup, to taste
- 1/2 Smoothie 1 – 11a
- Other 1/2 Smoothie 1 – 8p
- Smoothie 2 – 930p
- Smoothie 3 – 11p
Metrics @ 9pm:
- Weight – 131 lbs
- Bust – 35 in
- Waist – 30.5 in
- Hips – 39 in
Soooo….. I went to work 1230p – 730p and left my smoothies at home. What’d I eat for lunch? Pizza. It was a slice of VEGGIE pizza at least! Turns out, it wasn’t great. I’d rather have had the smoothie. Bleh.
Then when I came home there was baked chicken, baked beans, and breadsticks on the stove, and YUP I made a plate. I drank another smoothie with it, though!
While I was eating, I had a thought.
I’m pretty sure a lot of people overeat for the taste of the food, not because of hunger.
I was eating the beans, and had gotten full enough to stop. Then I thought, “These are some tasty ass beans – I’ll just have one more spoon.”
Thankfully, I was able to stop before I ate enough for The Itis to set in, because I still had work to do. But I remember times that I would just keep eating because it tasted so good. Like I wasn’t gonna have the chance to taste it again. Like some Hamburglar was gonna come and devour my leftovers.
At what point did we learn to value taste over satiation, or taste over nutritional value? At what point do we reverse these beliefs? Of course, oh, I believe food should taste good, it should taste damn good (looking at you, KAREN. Put down the raisins…). But the consequences of overeating should outweigh whatever that mindset is, whether it be LACK, or OVERINDULGENCE, or VICTIMHOOD.
-shrugs- But what do I know? I’m just a girl eatin’ baked beans and drinkin’ smoothies.
Where to Find Stuff
The recipes I’m using are a modified version from this book: The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. (This is an affiliate link, which means you click, you buy, I get a couple dollas.)
I replaced some of the greens and fruits with some that are on the approved Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide, which you can download here..
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