Tomorrow is going to be a little scary for me.
I am officially going grain free.
A month ago, I embarked on a raw challenge with a friend and honestly, although I eat very high raw, a lot of those little cooked demons deviled their way back into my diet: tortilla chips here, some Tings there, a non-raw vegan chocolate bar...
I would be okay with all of this other than the fact that I have issues controlling my cravings when it comes to these foods. Moderation is not my strong suit. I am not one of those people who can eat 10 chips and call it a serving. I am more like a half the bag kinda girl.
So the first two weeks of raw, I was going strong and feeling AMAZING. As I started to backlash into my comfort foods (coinciding with the start of school), I noticed I over eat those foods, bloat up, and feel like hell. I can eat a lot of raw foods and not feel poorly, but the second those processed babies hit the mouth and the belly, I feel like helly. And if I take the first bite, it's all over (I repeat- I am unable to control myself with salty deliciousness). So now the time has come to stop taking that damn first bite.
I have been thinking about knocking out grains (corn is considered a grain FYI) for awhile. I guess the real push came for me when I went to order my brown rice protein powder and I was having trouble ordering it. I'm not sure if it was a website glitch or if they are discontinuing the product, but I took it as a sign. I needed to bite the bullet and buy the other, grain free protein powder they offer. So I did.
Hopefully the non-raw foods I am eating are going to be more veggie oriented- roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, delicious veggie soups- and less shit oriented. I am very, very interested to see how going completely grain free affects me.
Wish me luck!!!