I’ve gotten a few inquiries as to how my body is responding to the dramatic change I’ve made in my diet. Have I lost weight? Gained weight? Are my teeth sensitive? How’s my digestion?
Well, here’s a little update.
I’ve been eating at least 2500 daily calories worth of fruits and vegetables with some overt fats here and there for over 5 weeks. I’m head over heels in love with living this way and am amazed at how easily I’ve taken to it. Britney even mentioned today how in awe she was at how quickly I’ve adapted to this new lifestyle. It feels like I was made for it.
Weight. The first few weeks were interesting. I’ve pored over blogs and message boards and it seems to be a common experience that people will put on a little weight (or hang on to a lot of water) at first. This was also my experience. I freaked out at first, my clothes were tight and I did not appreciate it. However, if I could ignore that, I couldn’t deny that I felt great! Better than I’ve ever really known. At one point I even remember saying that if I continued to put on some weight, or even kept the small amount I’d gained, I wouldn’t care! I couldn’t fathom trading the new and energized experience I was having in my body for a thinner frame. I’d rather buy bigger jeans.
Fast forward another couple of weeks and I’m just about back to my usual size (my face still seems a little puffy, reminiscent of when I first started detoxing) and if I stay there, I’m alright with that. If I keep losing, I won’t complain! Overall though, here’s what I’ve learned: diet isn’t always about weight. This isn’t a new idea to me, I’ve long felt this way but this is the first time I’ve felt like I wanted to continue something as it, regardless of whether it gave me a bikini-worthy body. I like feeling steady and energetic and happy without coffee or chocolate OR fasting for that matter. I like feeling like I have all this abundance to access without feeling like it weights me down.
As for the other little issues, my teeth (which are usually on the sensitive side) are doing very well and my digestion continues to be better than ever. There is room for improvement in both areas but overall I’m very pleased. I’m now learning to incorporate my gourmet foodie side into fruitarianism. New, fruit-filled creations to come