Soup, soup and more soup. I’m ready for something different! Something like… *browses Unsplash with the keywords “beautiful food…”*
How about some parsley-garnished wild salmon with the skin still intact, ready to be ravished in three bites? Maybe we could enforce with some crème fraîche and delicate potatoes and a poached egg on the side with hollaindase sauce. Maybe some ghee-fried sourdough bread with a magically formulated sharp white-and-orange grassfed cheddar cheese fondue formula for dessert.
And just like that, Day 2 of intermittent fasting is coming to a close! I feel pretty good overall, but I gotta say…I’ve been hungry since 5pm (can you tell?). 5pm was when I finished my last meal of the day, complete with a truly delicious orange/mango/I-don’t-know-what-else citrus blend. I might have to shrink this whole 16 hour fast to a 14 hour one so I can eat until 7 pm. But I’ll give the 16 hours another shot tomorrow.
The only trouble is that I’m anxious about tomorrow’s meals. I rarely get up before 8am on a weekend morning, and I’ll have to be up and cooking by 8am in order to pack meals for tomorrow. That way, I won’t go hungry between 9am and 5pm. Grrrrrr.
Meh. Not excited about this stress. I shouldn’t have to stress about meal planning for intermittent fasting. Am I missing something? Walp.
BUT… I got to read a little more of Food Freedom Forever. Check out these diet factoids Melissa Hartwig observes in Chapter 3:
“Diets…don’t address your habits or your relationship with food, only your current intake. They don’t teach you how to reward yourself in different ways, how to untangle your emotional ties to food, how to build healthy food habits (or break existing bad habits), or how to change your tastes to favor fresh, nutritious food.”
“untangle your emotional ties to food.” Just now, I was trying hard to imagine a day where I don’t constantly think and obsess about food. The last time I lived like that was when I was 5. And even then, before the days of food living rent-free in my mind, dessert visited frequently. And by dessert, I meant (and still, to this day, I do mean) cheese.
I’ve got some ties to untangle. I’m not sure how to untangle them at this point. Any ideas?