Quick update for Day 0:
I decided to go out with a bang, so to speak. I wanted a cheat meal before my V-Diet, and dammit, I was gonna have it! I went to the grocery store to get my milled flax seed for tomorrow and picked up two of those miniature containers of Ben and Jerryâ??s and ordered a pizza.
And hoooo damn was it tasty! The sauce, the cheese, the onions, all mixing together, and then the ice cream! I got cookie dough, and man I just love crunching into those little balls of dough!
And then it was over. And you know what? I wasnâ??t really impressed.
What is interesting to me is not the feeling I had during the cheat meal. No, that was expected. It doesnâ??t matter how you frame it: pizza is damn tasty. What surprised me was the feeling I had after my little cheat meal. I didnâ??t feel the least bit satisfied by it. Sure, I enjoyed the delicious blend of flavors and textures, but when it was gone, I was just left with a tummy ache and a vague sense of disappointment. And hell, I didnâ??t even touch the second miniature Ben and Jerryâ??s.
Before last night, I hadnâ??t had a bite of pizza in at least six months, probably more. I still remembered that it was delicious, but I seemed to have forgotten that itâ??s utterly devoid of nutrition.
Conversely, after I finish a big chicken breast, a bowl of broccoli and a small handful of cashews, all rounded off by a cup of frozen blueberries, I not only feel well-fed, but I feel nourished.
After a cheat meal or a normal meal, Iâ??m just as full either way. But sitting here with a belly full of pizza and a few ounces of Ben and Jerryâ??s just has me feelingâ?¦ bland and listless. And thatâ??s not how Iâ??m used to feeling.
I think the V-Diet has changed me before I even started it. Already, Iâ??m starting to grow past this whole notion of cheat meals. Frankly, I wish I had gone with a steak and a cucumber and some spinach, and thatâ??s with the knowledge that Iâ??m about to go on an almost all-liquid diet for a month.
So, Iâ??m going to take an official stance here: screw cheat meals. Screw cheat days. Screw these little concessions. Junk food is junk, and I think Iâ??m prepared to say that Iâ??ve moved past it for good. I have a feeling the V-Diet will seal the deal here.
Good nightâ?¦ tomorrow begins a big journey.