My week of detox is almost at an end! Only today and tomorrow to go!
So, what have I learnt? Quite a bit actually! I’ve made some healthier options available for, not only myself, but my family. I’m seeing so many benefits, not only emotionally but physically as well.
I’ve discovered my body can survive without all the added sugar and junk food and is definitely better for it!
I’m more in tune to when my body really needs food as opposed to boredom eating or eating things just so they don’t go to waste! I recognise when I’ve had enough…despite how good something tastes…and giving myself permission to stop eating!
The whole mentality that I’ve grown up with that you have to finish everything on your plate is gone and I won’t force my children to go beyond their limits either!
No more, “Just eat one more bite!” or “You’ve only got a little to go! Just eat it!”
Recognising and acknowledging the body’s signals for food is important and I want my children to learn it as they grow, not have to figure out eating, health and weight issues when they’re adults!
So, on the menu today…
Breakfast – 1/2 cup mixed berries with 100g low fat yoghurt. 1 peach.
Mid Meal – Small handful of nuts
Lunch – Soup
Mid Meal – Peach
Dinner – Soup
I’m loving the breakfasts I’ve been having! They set me up well for the morning, are light and satisfying! Eggs, fruit, berries and yoghurts will form part of my new breakfasts once the 7 days are done!
The children are home today and chasing food…as usual! So I decide, instead of my small handful of nuts, I’d look for a healthy alternative that we can all have for our morning tea! I found a recipe for No Bake Snack Bars over on The Brunette Diaries and decided to give it a go.
The recipe called for:
- 2 cups pitted dates
- 3/4 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup peanut/hazelnut butter
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 pinch salt
I added a crunchy hazelnut spread (a little more then recommended as it wasn’t coming together), mixed nuts instead of just cashews and no salt. Out of our family of six, only my 7yr old didn’t like it. My youngest Master 4 just loves them! It was a nice nutty sweet treat for morning tea and I enjoyed every bite!
Now, I looked at this menu and groaned!
I’m so over soup!
I don’t think I can do it!
Not one bite!
So, instead of soup I’m having a wholegrain English breakfast muffin with leafy greens, tomato and a slice of cold lean beef.
No, not on the menu but it’s healthy. For arguments sake I’ll say I’m starting to live what I’ve learnt! 🙂
Plate of fresh salad – leafy greens, tomato, sugar snap peas, carrot, capsicum and cucumber. Still good, still nutritious and still healthy!
Feeling good! Only 1 more day to go but I’m starting to think ‘I got this!’
I haven’t added sugar back into my tea cups, I’m loving my new lactose free skim milk and I love having all the fresh fruit, vegetables and healthy snack options in the house.
I’m searching for healthy cakes, biscuits and slices for the kids to try and I’ve also written up my meal plan for the next week including some yummy healthy meals for the family. I think a part of eating healthy is to prepare! It’s those things we grab last minute or when we ‘can’t be bothered’ that often aren’t the best choice for us.