The Detox is finally over and I lost a grand total of....drrrrumrrroooolll.....2 kg! Alright, that's not much but it is nice to see that the scale moved after all that trouble.
I can't begin to describe how tired I am of eating raw fruits and vegetables. As Girlfriend pointed out, we're all close to 'carrot poisoning.'
However, post detox, a strange phenomenon has come to my attention. All of us who went on the diet now find it a little hard to eat stuff that's oily, buttery or sweet. How awful is that?!
The Engineer and I went for a big breakfast to celebrate after the last day of detox and found we could hardly eat any of our bacon, eggs and toast. It looked lovely, tasted absolutely delicious but we couldn't get it down our throats.
It is only then that we realized (with horror) that the detox had kind of changed our taste. Oily stuff just felt too 'heavy' and normally sweet coffee tasted like someone had dumped a factory of sugar into the cup.
It's been a few days now since we've been eating normal food so we're slowly regaining our taste for all those lovely, wonderful, absolutely unhealthy stuff (like triple chocolate brownies and spaghetti bolognaise).
Unfortunately, I tend to feel strangely guilty everytime I eat a little more than I should. I'm terrified that I'm going to turn into a vegan freak who's super thin but drives everyone crazy because she can't eat this or that.
I want to lose weight, not my social life! Besides, who wants to just eat this
and say no to this
for the rest of their lives?
So I've decided to take Buddha's advice and walk down the middle path - enjoy the food but not stuff my face.
Maybe if I had thought of doing this from the start, I wouldn't have had to endure the detox in the first place!