So as most of you know I have been a very poorly puppy for the last 2 weeks.
I have given up sugar and alcohol (although worried this may have been the reason for my illness, I didn't have my 'pickled protection'. LOL) .
First week of my illness I hardly ate a mouthful, the second week I have got my appetite back. Being off work, I have had time to really concentrate, think about what I put in and how my body feels. (Normally I rush about in a mild state of stress with little time to think about such things.)
So...it has been an interesting journey. Firstly, yesterday I had no fruit in the house. So I ate a yellow pepper - woweee! It tasted so sweet. I had some with my main lunch bit and ate the remainder as pudding and really, really enjoyed it.
I also pledged to not snack after my dinner. Have dinner - nothing more. So I had no snacks at all yesterday and had light, healthy lunch and dinner.
I am becoming aware of how little the body actually needs. I compare this to my 'Janet the gannet' style of eating. Even when eating healthily, I have had huge portions, and as I reflect, I think maybe in fear of being hungry.
I am becoming aware of how much my body and taste buds are starting to enjoy simple fruit, veg and protein. I have loved them before but I feel probably more out of necessity?
I also survived with no evening snacks. Of this I am very proud. I therefore, as I type have not eaten since 6pm yesterday. I intend to go to 10.00 and make it a 16 hour fast. (I would like 16 hours one day to be the norm.) When in work I often manage to fast from about 9pm to 11am. So maybe next week I can try 7pm to 11am - this would have seemed huge 2 weeks ago, but I am feeling confident.
My illness has therefore allowed me to step back and focus. Every cloud!