It was almost a perfect day.
I woke up with no appetite. Just had a handful of Food Doctor's Seed mix.
Lunch was a bowl of steamed french beans and sweetcorn. I seasoned it with a few drops of olive oil, rock salt, pepper and lemon juice.
I then went to the National Portrait Gallery with my friend. Wlaked around quite a bit, adding exercise to art appreciation.
Evening snack was a bowl of boiled chickpeas. Dinner was my trademark curried one-egg omelette with spinach and ginger.
Dessert? An ice cream bowl of cut banana mixed with yogurt, and flavoured with honey and cinnamon. I also added walnuts and some slivered almonds.
You would think that such a good day would have a good ending.
It did not. Because I just finished a mini tube of Smarties.
Caved in on the 4th day of the detox. Of course, I bitterly regret it now, but I learned a good lesson. As I bit into the first Smartie, my mouth was filled with a bitter, metallic taste. I really didn't enjoy those chocolate buttons, because, I think, my body has learned to identify the junk that it actually is.
And now that my tongue has told me how vile the artificial colouring on chocolate is, I will never go near them again. Even as I write this, my mouth is tasting so funny and bitter. I have to brush again!
I had given myself 3 times (out of 3 weeks), to stray from the detox, if it is unavoidable or too overwhelming. The first time had happened today. I will try my best not to let it happen again.
But I do know one thing. The next 2 times, if they happen, will NOT happen because of chocolate. After completing this detox, I may eat them now and then... may be at the movie hall or during a party - but I know I will never be addicted to chocolate again.
So may be it IS a perfect day, after all!
STRAYED? Yes :(. one small hexagonal tube of Nestle Smarties. 172 calores. Sigh.
SURPRISED? - That I could spend a day on so little food.
REPELLED? - Initial taste of chocolate was just plain horrible.
MOOD? - Sheepish and guilty but wise and relieved...