I'm a relatively fit person. I've successfully lost 155-pounds and haven't gained any of it back. I workout every day and run on a regular basis. I live for kale and eat as cleanly as humanly possible. But there is one exception to all of this. I'm addicted to cake. And not just any kind of cake, but chocolate cake to be exact. The Double Dutch Chocolate Cake from Bel-Air to be super exact. It's not good for me at all and has ingredients in it I cannot even pronounce, but I can't help. I'm in LOVE with this cake. The ironic thing about all of this is my obsession with this chocolaty goodness started after my weightloss. Prior to losing 155-pounds I never ate cake. I'm not sure why I have such an obsession with it now. The only thing I can really think of is there is some need I'm attempting to fulfill by consuming cake on a nightly basis. What need that is, I do not know as of yet, but this week I'm working towards figuring it out.
I'm going off cake and sugar of any kind for the next 7-days. So far I have successfully completed day 1 and I'm feeling great! Last night was tough, and it took every ounce of my will power not to give into my sugar dragon, but once I got past the first 15-minutes it really wasn't so bad. I've also made sure to eat every 2-3 hours to keep myself from getting hungry.
Here is what my typical detox day looks like:
I wake up in the am and start my day with a strong cup of bullet proof coffee made with all the fixings: coconut oil, turmeric, honey, a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, and some cream. Then for lunch, I sautee 2-cups of kale in lemon juice, pink Himalayan sea salt and pepper. I fry up a Vital Farms egg and opt for just that or I add slivered almonds and mango. So far I'm only on day 2, but I'm feeling really good. It's amazing how quickly the body bounces back from not consuming refined sugars. This morning I didn't wake up with that awful sugar headache and I'm not as bloated. There is no inflammation around my face and I feel lighter and more energized.
My goal throughout these next days are to find out the real reason why I feel the need to eat the cake and why when nighttime strikes, is when I'm feeling the most vulnerable. For example, I don't care to eat cake during the day. It's only at night when the sugar devil appears tapping my shoulder telling me to go to the kitchen and eat all the cake! As soon as I consume the cake I feel sick, bloated, puffy, and an enormous amount of guilt sweeps over me like a bad omen. I know I'm not eating the cake because I'm hungry, I'm eating the cake for other reasons. Why, I'm not quite sure yet, but I'm determined to get to the bottom of this.
I will be posting a second blog post at the end of these 7-days with updates on how I'm feeling, how my clothes are fitting, and most importantly with hopefully the reasons why I have a nightly obession to cake, chocoate cake to be exact.