Dr Hyman was right! I am starting to feel fantastic! All the toxic foods like sugar, flour, and caffeine are long gone and I feel free of their chains. I will tell you about my experience a few days ago at a beautiful wedding I attended:
We went to a beautiful resort for a family friend, everything was wonderful and gorgeous. Of course, after the ceremony, there was a lavish reception. I started to panic. I had no clue how I was going to handle the food!
My first obstacle was the bar, oh how I longed for a drink. I told myself, “You can do this. You’re stronger than this.” When they asked me what I would like to drink, I replied, “Water please.” I DID IT! I felt on top of the world – I passed!
I mingled and chatted with friends and family. When the waiter came around offering hors ‘’d’oeuvres, I declined and I felt great! Then, I approached the Bruschetta bar. I come from an Italian family, this is a staple food. As I approached, I saw pureed garlic, pesto, cheese (lots and lots of cheese), and tons of other yummy things! What am I going to do? I feel like I’m starving! I had to stop and remember why I was doing the 10-day detox. Why I was getting healthy.
I walked by. No plate. No bruschetta. Nothing. TEST TWO PASSED! I was doing the happy dance in my head. I was on cloud nine.
I had pre-ordered the main course months prior to the celebration. The server came to assist our table, and I politely told her, I needed to make sure the meal was gluten/grain free. She was so helpful and ensured me that I had nothing to worry about.
I danced, laughed, and cried at the heartfelt toasts to the bride and groom (skipping the champagne of course)!
A few hours later, the event came along that I dreaded the worst. The wedding cake. It was so pretty and looked so delicious. I just needed one bite, I thought. My “Logical” thinking told me that I did so well, I deserve one piece. The server came around, passing out cake. This was it – my “Fork in the road moment”. She asked, I declined. I passed on the sugary, chocolaty cake. Again, I DID it!
I left the wedding feeling great about my choices. I knew, with a little self coaching, I avoided the toxic foods and stuck with the good ones.
I think I passed with flying colors today … but, I also know that I am the only one in control of how I react to my thoughts. We all have to do what it takes, to detox from toxic foods!