Detox diary: Day 4
I’m doing a 7-day fruit and vegetable cleanse to give my gut a break from all the carbo-loading and meat eating it had been doing for the past several months. I’m trying to document my daily experience through this post, as I am on Instagram break as well.
Wednesday – Another tiring day
I didn’t do much food preparation for today’s meal so that means no lunch to bring to work. I have two avocados in the office and I thought that’ll be enough for lunch. At 3pm I was hungrily devouring half a cob of sweet corn from KFC.
At the end of another tiring work day I found myself combing through the archive of my favourite cooking website Casa Veneracion. I suddenly get cravings for so many food particularly including egg, pork belly, rice, siopa, and pasta.
I also miss the convenience of just scanning my fridge in the evening, decide what to cook for next day’s dinner and defrost whatever meat or fish needed for a recipe. Or whipping up something quick, boil rice and have a delicious dinner.
A fruit and vegetable only diet is so tiresome. It involves a lot of food prep. And since I’m not eating potatoes, pasta or rice, my carbohydrates intake is also limited. I’m now beginning to feel less energetic.
So I cooked chilli sin carne instead of grilled butternut squash as initially planned. I wanted a big, filling dinner because that’s what my body needed at the moment. I sauteed onions and garlic, mixed together canned white beans, bell pepper, carrots and tomato puree with generous amount of chili and cayenne powder and a teaspoon of sugar to balance the acidity. It was a surprisingly delicious, quick (30 mins) meal which will probably be part of the weekly dinner staple.
For the husband and kid I fried two bream into crispy, oily, juicy perfection. The husband also ate half of my meal, leaving me with no leftover for next day’s dinner. He even said, “I like this cleanse of yours because somehow you’re cooking such delicious meals.” Well bad news for him, I’m planning to extend this diet.
Tomorrow is “mama dag” so I’d be staying home with the kid. And on Good Friday I’m only working half day. I’m quite relieved that I’d be staying mostly home in the next three days because I don’t have to worry about not having anything decent to eat. Corn and avocados certainly wouldn’t tide me over 9 hours of work.
On the menu:
- Breakfast. Frozen banana, grapes, spinach, coconut milk smoothie.
- Lunch. Two avocados. Half a cob of corn
- Dinner. Chili sin carne with white beans
- Snacks. Half a cob of corn, dried dates, nuts.
Toilet visit (no.2) One, which is normal for me.