What I miss about Eating Anything
*Originally posted January, 26, 1016
WHOA-O! WE’RE HALFWAY THERE!
The Crazy Sexy Diet is actually a 21 day regime though I’m only doing (or at least blogging) about the first 14 days. Kris Carr is all about green juice. “Make Juice not War!” She proclaims. I like it. I’m less about juice and more about smoothies. I know I go on and on about it, but buying a Vita-mix has been a real game changer for me. Every 7th day Kris recommend a juice fast of a partial juice fast. I went for the partial because I’m over fasting. In the morning I had a big smoothie, with Kale, Cucumber, strawberries and mint. Then I wen to TriYoga for some stretching and sweating. For lunch I had more smoothie, with pureed butternut squash soup I made in the blender. I used cashews to make it creamy. It was so good and filling. Then I sat down to watch Crazy, Sexy, Cancer. Kris’s documentary about her diagnosis. I found it both entertaining and honest. Basically, Kris get continual check ups with her doctors but also explores other holistic ways of healing. She changed her diet, from the Standard American Diet, to Macrobiotic, to Raw Food, and she does a 21 day juice or blended cleanse as well.
At one part during her journey Kris talks about how becoming über healthy and doing all her own cooking kind makes her feel lonely and chained to the kitchen. That although she’s living a healthy life style she feels a bit shackled. I don’t my situation is as nearly as extreme as Kris’s and my circumstances aren’t at all life or death like her’s were. But sometimes I feel like that too. Like I’ve said before, I’m not having extreme cravings but I miss going out and having anything I want off the menu. Last night I did The Glasgow Comedy Festival’s Burns Night Gala in London and the people running the show had free drinks for the acts before and during the show, some of the guys were talking about going out after. I had only 2 pints of smoothie and a bowl of soup before, so by the end I was hungry AND sober. Ugh.
In a week I’ll be able to eat and drink whatever I want again, and in that case I’ll have to make sure I don’t overdo things. Don’t get me wrong, this experiment has done more good for me than anything else. When I was Paleo my friends were kind enough to cook for me. And even now, Tom doesn’t grumble when he comes over and the food options are meatless, dairies, and wheatless. Not only that I’ve had people messaging me and talking to me about these blog posts. It means a lot that people are reaching out and I’m just not typing into the void. I guess I just miss the social aspect of food and drink. Even with so many people’s support I still find the project limiting. I got home from the gig drank a green smoothie and had falafel, hummus and salad for dinner. As I laid in bed I dreamed of sipping wines with friends.