Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A New Plan

In case you're wondering, I didn't last the full 10-days, but I did fast (besides the honey thing) for four days. I felt pretty good with that clean-out. I don't really like fasting, while I'm doing it anyway, but I recognize the benefits of it, and it's really easy on one level: There are no decisions about food.

In that way it's easier for me to fast than it is to eat a raw food diet. I guess that's where I'm crazier than your average bear. Pondering thus, I've decided that it's really all the choice and decision-making that screws me up royally on this whole transition, and I need to get my head out of the picture. Because as soon as I have to decide, in a crazed, detoxy state of mind, what to eat, well, quite frankly, I always choose something, eventually, that slows that process and eventually knocks me right out of it.

So I have come up with a radical new plan. Starting today, THIS is what I'm eating for the next 30 days:

  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Lettuce
  • Celery

Thought of making it just bananas and lettuce, but feared I would definitely rebel against that plan, so added a few more things just to have some variety.

For all you out there who are not at all into this "crazy" raw food thing, who only read this because you're somehow related to me or know me, I'm not suggesting that this is necessarily a balanced diet to eat for life. (Not suggesting it's not either though; I haven't really examined it on that level.) My theory is this: If it's possible to fast for days and days, a restricted diet for 30 days is no big deal. And, quite frankly, I think it's what I need.

I'm sick of deciding what to eat, and having that decision take up all the thinking energy of my days. If you don't know what I'm talking about in that department, you're just not crazy like me I guess. But I recognize that I've got better things to do than think about what to eat. So I'm not gonna think about it anymore. Plus, I can get cut-stem bananas at Berkeley Bowl for $.59/lb, and can even find them in bargain produce occasionally for $.29/bag, so maybe I'll save some money to boot.

I had a dream the other night that seemed to come from the ether: I was shopping and shopping and shopping for bananas. Went into like three grocery stores and there was not a banana to be had anywhere. Well, one store had like three. I awoke and thought, my body must be screaming for bananas.


Sarah said...

I think this is a great plan. It can be difficult to make a decision when faced with an overwhelming amount of choices. Keeping it simple takes the stress out of deciding what to eat or not to eat. Your dream sounds like one of my nightmares ;)


Sarah said...

Funny, I was thnking of doing mono bananas for awhile myself this month! :) I'm not making a firm plan but that's all I've felt like eating lately!!! :)

Keep me updated on the hair thing ;) I will tell you, I Never, ever thought I'd be doing it either!

Azura Skye said...

I totally agree - I'm happiest when I have some restriction in my life - some rules. If I let myself free - as in, free to eat whatever I want, it's awful! I can't cope with the mental energy it takes and the guilt I feel.

Are you going to let yourself eat as much as you want? I always have trouble with quantity, maybe you aren't so bothered about this!

Swayze said...

Good luck with your new plan, Stacy!

Rachel said...

Stacy, this is brilliant! Just the sort of thing I think I need too. It is hard for me when I have too many choices. Great idea!