Day 3

I was looking forward to today.  The day I would be done with my headache and feeling the up side to this detox.  I feel like Alice in Wonderland.  I’ve jumped down the rabbit hole and when I arrive on the other side, am in a new, very strange land.  It’s too late to go back.  I’ve already suffered my way down the tunnel, but how will I make it in this new environment?  Perhaps I’m being too dramatic.  There’s a part of me that is kind of panicked wondering what lies ahead.  I basically induced myself into a sickness (which is two days of my life I’ll never get back) and still not feeling 100%.

I’ve discovered I don’t particularly like nuts in my morning shake.  In fact, I’m not excited about any of the smoothie recipes in the book.  Adding Kale or spinach into a morning drink just doesn’t shake my boat.

9:00AM –  I had a plan this morning.  I drank my protein drink and made some scrambled eggs instead of the shake.  It’s protein, right!?!  I put a little water in with the eggs instead of milk and used olive oil instead of butter to scramble them.  They were delicious!  I still have a craving for some bacon and toast with jelly or honey to go with them, but I resisted mainly because I don’t have that in the house since Dr. Hyman said to clean out the pantry before starting the diet.  Smart man!

I’m not friends with this diet yet.  I’m in survival mode.  How can I stick to the basic principles of this diet and still make it fit into my eating patterns?

5:00PM – Still feeling lousy.  I have a nagging headache which is focused around my ear, throwing off my equilibrium, which creates waves of nausea.  I got something to drink but am not hungry even though I’ve hardly eaten in the last 3 days.  I feel like my whole body is collapsing.  I’m grouchy and withdrawn.  I’m pretty convinced at this point that this detox is not for me.  I’m going to go take a bath and go to bed early.  If I still have a headache in the morning then I’m done.