As I go through this detox/fast, it continually strikes me how much food is ingrained in my life and society as a whole.
Food is so SOCIAL.
Friends come over for dinner. You watch a movie with popcorn. Even Communion at church is celebrated with the breaking of freaking bread. I just can’t get away from it. I swear there are 100% more food commercials on television, now that I’m not eating.
And the cravings! It’s crazy.
I’m craving things that under normal circumstances would make me nauseous. MacDonald’s chicken burgers, for example. I WORKED at McD’s for far too long, (blame my vegetarianism on that) and I wouldn’t touch those things with gloves on. Eeew. But a commercial came on the other day, and I started salivating! Bread, donuts, pizza, pasta. It must be the Candida talking.
I copped out of a potluck luncheon today. Guy and I signed up to bring salad, (I have a feeling all my little church buds think that’s all I eat) so I made up a gorgeous greek salad and sent Guy by himself. There was no way I was going to go to a buffet dinner and sit there sipping my lemon tea. Screw that.
Regardless, I’m on my fifth day. Monday is my last. Then I add food slowly back in. Tuesday will be fresh juices, (thank God for my Champion) Wednesday will be juices and raw fruits and veggies. Thursday, enter cooked foods in small amounts. This will work out well, since I’ve got a wedding on Saturday, and my friend Jenn, (the bride) is having a vegan meal made up specially for me. I’d be a bitch if I didn’t eat it. Right?