So, I have been feeling like complete shit lately. Run-down and depressed with near-daily headaches, sore muscles, dry throat, and I’m constantly dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. I’ve been moody and anxious and sleeping poorly. Maybe I’m just catching my roommate’s pneumonia but I’d prefer to think that I’m the victim of my own sugar and caffeine addictions. And while we’re at it, the daily supply of dairy and wheat gluten I consume could be partially to blame.
So after breakfast this morning, I decided to go on a detox fast. My first thought was to do a water fast but I quickly realized that would be horrible. My second thought was the ever-popular juice fast. The only problem with a juice fast is that I hate juice. After a minute or so of thorough research and deliberation, I decided to go on a plum and pistachio fast which is exactly what it sounds like. So I walked to the co-op, enjoying the beautiful spring weather and excited to being my DELICIOUS fast of plums and pistachios.
I literally bought a plum here a week and a half ago. Is plum season already over? How did I miss this? I went to the bulk aisle, resigned to the fact that it would have to be a pistachio fast.
So I ended up deciding to go on a cashew/strawberry/broccoli/avocado fast instead. Wish me luck. I’m only on the sixth hour but I’m already starting to feel restless. I can’t believe how addicted to sugar I must be. Looking over my meals from the past week, I was shocked to see that I only went two meals without consuming some form of sugar.
This is going to be harder than I thought.