I haven’t heard of too many people complaining about their Vegetable Hangovers.
Oh my stars… I ate so much kale, my eyes are puffy and I am soooo dehydrated…I can’t remember much after the 4th plate.
It’s not just vino, booze, and bubbly that I have troubles moderating…it’s also ice cream, chocolate, and chips…sorta all carbs. I am finding that I crave and devour those things that are the worst for my health.
It’s Day 7 and it’s time to cut out the dairy, grains, and chocolate too. This past week, I cut myself some leeway to indulge in some “treats” to offset being Suddenly Sober. But, a lot of the same red flags popped up. Going back for seconds…and really wanting thirds++.
I’ve learned that those trouble spots are signs that I can’t have it AT ALL…nope not ever.
Chocolate goofs up my sleep too (and that is 85% cacao-forget anything sweeter). Corn makes me crabby. Sugar, of any type, makes me jittery and jacks up my adrenals. I’m pretty certain that the trouble with alcohol is a similar sugar rollercoaster ride. (That’s why I learned to drink vodka and tequila with citrus for minimal aftermath). Those little games and “recipes” lead back to the same conclusion:
To maximize my health, I need to avoid those things that trigger crazy-over the top- responses in my physical and psychological well being.
What gives me energy: GREEN. Food that is closest to the earth and sunshine. Cucumbers, kale, spinach to name a few off the top of my head. Dark berries and cherries are about the sweetest I can go… an occasional green apple…but other than that and I’m looking for a carb fix later…which CAN and HAS led to wanting a “cocktail” at the end of the day.
I don’t look at it as deprivation, when I am cleaned out, I truly don’t want it or crave it-if it hasn’t been in my system for awhile. Just like the drinks, I always TRY to give another whirl at dairy…or corn…or chocolate…and then I end up being annoyed and angry that once again… I am banging my head against the wall retrying the same mistakes over and over again.. (I think this will pop up in a future blog)
There could be some interesting posts in the next few days…as I detox out the other JUNK!