‘You are what you eat’ is an adage that is so commonly quoted it has very little meaning for me. If I were to give this pithy little saying any consideration at all it would occur to me that if I want to be fit and healthy I need to eat good food. And that definition has served me just fine…until now.
I am on Day 14 of my Clean Cleanse and I’m feeling better than I have felt in a long time. I have abundant energy, hunger is not constantly distracting me, I am eating mindfully, cooking healthy food in completely new ways and not feeling the constant ups and downs of my blood sugar. Emotionally, I am feeling happy, sparkly and more optimistic than ever before.
I had my lunch at 12:30 today and did not have another bite of food until 7:30 this evening. That is seven hours without a morsel of food- absolutely unheard of for me. Usually I get so hungry between meals I end up with the shakes. And when I did eat at 7:30 tonight it was a pleasant meal, not an all-out pig fest.
‘You are what you eat’ has taken on an entirely new meaning for me. I am realizing that I am actually feeling what I eat. I am living the notion that what I put in my mouth informs how I feel after my meal. It may sound crazy to those of you who have already had this epiphany but this is a Radical shift for me.
I feel the meal!
I have 7 days left in my cleanse and I am actually dreading the end. I don’t want to give up this feeling. I have discovered the proverbial fountain of youth, vitality and life spark and I don’t want to go back to the way I felt before.
So how do I keep it going? Do I become a vegetarian? A vegan? A raw foodie? I really don’t know but I am sure looking forward to the discovery of the Radical Act of living my food in a whole new way.