-After the first couple of days I decided to give up dried fruit. The figs and dates were just too tempting and I felt like I was sure to overload on them. Fresh fruit has been easier to eat in moderation, though I did have a few days last week where I ate more apples than I'd like.
-I feel really great when I eat my greens. That extra rule is the one I've been most consistently following. Also I've discovered a few chopped, toasted hazelnuts will do wonders for a salad. Previously I neglected this nut, maybe it's time for hazelnut oil vinaigrettes?
-Week two was by far the easiest. I ate much more low carb that week and I even had a vegetarian day, with only eggs for protein. I felt really full of energy.
-Week three has been the hardest. I ate more apples than I would like and had more sugar cravings. Every time I walked by the above pictured snow-covered light I thought about whipped cream and ice cream. I'm also missing alcohol more than I thought I would, just a single glass of wine or even just wine for braising. I find that strange because I'm really not someone who drinks regularly.
-I miss good hard salami. Every brand I can find has at least some sugar. It's going to be the first thing I add back in to my diet.
-I've become more curious about how much the cravings and high energy feelings are related to my hormonal cycles. I guess I need to chart more to figure that out.
Just 9 days to go!