It’s been over a month since I’ve set foot in a restaurant or eaten any refined foods. Today I went to launch with my sister and parents, to a place called “Fatt Mustard”. Essentially its your typical Chicago place, dog, burger, gyros, beef sandwiches, etc. HUGE servings. I’m not judging anyone in this post nor was I judging any individual there. People can eat what they please, I’m not going to shove my thoughts in their face without them asking my opinion.
This is more about how I myself felt by being in this establishment. I honestly felt disgusted and slightly uncomfortable, the smell of the grease, the portions that could feed a family of 4. I had ordered a salad, just a mix of green, grilled chicken, and egg….only ate about 1/3 of it. I topped it barely with light italian dressing (I no longer use store bought dressing) so I actually felt bad about what I ate b/c it was a little outside my current plan.
Yesterday someone told me that they think this is just a phase and that same person again said today that my changes are “fake”? Needless to say I’m no longer talking to this person b/c I don’t need negativity and drama in my life at all, it’s pointless. Anyways….today in my eyes confirmed that this is no phase, that my eyes have been opened to the truths of the world. I’ve never once been disgusted or uncomfortable by the thought of food but today was different.
I also stopped at whole foods today, I ended up leaving with all greens, and some chicken as well as salmon, but I did a lot of looking at labels thinking “maybe I’ll get something a little different”. Yea, well that didn’t happen b/c anything I picked up and read the labels of just gave me a wrong feeling.
The thing is, I don’t want to crash, but this whole mindset is clearly being drilled in to my head at this point and I feel as if a big shift in my mindset has occurred. I do need to find some other things to start complimenting my greens and chicken. I bought some quinoa today as well to give it a try. I’ve given up grains and although some may consider it a grain, I was informed it’s more so a seed and is gluten free and a good replacement for grains.
But like I said, I’m not judging anyone, we’re allowed to do as we please…it’s America, but it’s also why we are the way we are and I’m truly starting to believe the body can heal any disease if you treat it right.
So, I’m excited for these realizations today and the fact that I was able to sit in a restaurant and not crave the other foods in front of me but part of me just wishes we’d all start to realized the toxins we’re feeding our bodies.