As awesome as it was to do the 10 day fast, it had to come to an end. Which means going back to the world of French Fries and cheese dip and fried everything. Wow this is intimidating. There is an entire world of bad choices out there advertising, attracting, and dangling my favorite foods in my face. Being fat is a whole lot more fun than being healthy. Being fat doesn’t require me doing any preparation or thinking about anything. All I have to do is decide and then consume and then repeat. I also have the challenge that involves my taste buds and the fact that I don’t have any experience eating healthy ever.
The first weekend, post fast, was a pretty normal weekend. There was a basketball tournament, baseball workout, baseball scrimmage, Xbox, fantasy football draft, running around, and general time-consuming chaos for three days. There were plenty of opportunities to fall off the wagon and snack or cheat or generally go back to being that guy.
I still have to plan
- It was such a key when on the fast, actually having my juices ready to go and easily accessible made the fast a success. I believe that it is even more important going forward. Now that I have the ability to eat Big Mac’s whenever I want I need to plan and schedule out my juices and meals accordingly.
Buying produce is harder than I thought
- I sat in Publix trying to buy juicing items and I realized that I do not have a clue what Kale actually looks like. I was overwhelmed by the colors and options and how little I actually know about fruits and veggies.
I have to stay ahead of the meals
- When I was in the fast I just waited until I was hungry to have one. This plan with eating “normally” doesn’t really work for me. I need to start with some kind of breakfast and plan out my meals, snacks, and juices. I want to build a healthy eating style rather than one meal and two juices being all I consume during a day.
When eating out, ALWAYS GET A TO GO BOX WHEN THEY BRING YOUR MEAL
- Restaurant portions are gigantic. I did very good ordering my meals but I realized very quickly that even eating slowly and trying to be mindful I eat too much if it is on my plate. I can make all the correct choices I want but if I consume everything I see, I’m not really making the progress I want.
This entire journey is such a process. The good thing from the weekend was that I succeeded in not totally blowing my diet out of the water. Now I’m back to the routine at work and will have a better chance to set some new eating routines.