If the cliche “you are what you eat” holds true, I should be super sweet. Today’s first sounds like a dream for someone with a sweet tooth — or really bad eating habits. I ate only desserts today. That’s right…..breakfast: cinnamon pecan twist with icing; lunch: cake with potato chips (I totally count chips as dessert); dinner was a ho ho and ice cream; snacks: cookies. No other food allowed today. I imagine if I had undertaken this challenge when I was 10, I would have enjoyed it more because my body didn’t betray me quite as often as it does now.
I do not suggest this challenge. Sure, everything tasted good going down but afterward I felt the effects. This wasn’t really surprising, but it was disappointing. I wish I could eat cake, ice cream, and other sweets and feel great with loads of energy, but it just doesn’t work that way. I stayed hungry pretty much all day and was exhausted by midday. I would eat, get a burst of energy, and then crash. Again, I wasn’t really surprised by this as I am a firm believer in the impact of nutrition, but that doesn’t mean I was happy about it. It was a strange feeling to eat and feel food in my stomach but still be hungry. I craved veggies. I will be glad to eat normally tomorrow.
Lesson learned today: everything in moderation is good; anything in excess is not fulfilling.