When contemplating the detox, one of main concerns was the use of substitute foods for the staple foods that I consume. It was going to be difficult cutting out the sugar, but I didn’t want to be totally miserable.
Up until deciding to do this, I didn’t know how much sports drink I consumed on a daily basis. At work, I have a 32oz bottle that I usually consume 2 a day of Gatorade. When I am at home, I have a 24oz bottle that I usually have 2 of a drink called Sustain. Plus at dinner time I have another a pint of it. While I am not opposed to drinking plain water, I wanted something with a little flavor. For the meantime, I can use lime or lemon (the only fruit allowed) juice for some flavoring.
The Kids have what we call “Morning Fruit”. The first thing eat in the morning is a piece of fruit. Typically, The Younger is still asleep when I leave but The Elder is almost always awake. His fruit of choice is the apple (particularly either Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Fuji or Gala). He typically doesn’t eat the whole apple, so i eat the other half in the car on the way to work. Since fruit is out, I had to find a replacement. For the meantime, it’s the hard boiled egg.
Not supposed to have any gum either which is a big problem because I chew quite a bit of gum. I can’t do beeswax since as far as I know, it’s only available IN honey jars and hardly lasts. For the meantime, I can’t much about it.
Day 2 – Tuesday 5/13/14
While I remembered to bring more food to work, I was still hungry most of the day. Fortunately, we had a luncheon which I was able to get some deli meat and cheese that I could eat before I went to run. I typically run 3 times a week at lunchtime and wasn’t going to miss my run. It was speedwork at Tom Black Track on UT campus. I managed 6x400m intervals without much problem. When I got back to my office, I ate my lunch I brought and was good for a little while. Sunflower seeds were my snack of choice. When I got home, I had some ham to tide me over until dinner which was a Good Meat (our taco meat) and salad.