My head is spinning! This has been such an incredible journey and I’m humbled by all the news attention I’ve received in the past month: First KGW News Channel 8, then AM Northwest, and today KATU Channel 2 News. I never expected it, but I am SO thankful for it. If I can help people kick their sugar habit and get back on track with their health, then I am making a difference in people’s lives. I can think of nothing more rewarding! (Geez, someone hand me a tissue!)
It feels sort of anti-climactic to show you what I ate today, this final day of my detox. Breakfast was the usual, though late because I went back to bed after the news gig. I then had a late lunch at one of my favorite places – Dick’s Kitchen in SE Portland. I ordered what I always order: A small Dinosaur Kale Chop Salad (no bleu cheese, sub lemon-parsley vinaigrette for raspberry vinaigrette) with a grass-fed burger patty on top and a small side of Yam Not Fries with chipotle aioli. Water.
For dinner I made a large salad with stuff I need to use up. In this case, most of my salad greens were slimy, despite a “use by” date a couple days in the future, so I used up the baby kale instead. (Is there such thing as too much kale? I think not!) I added some color (red bell pepper, avocado, carrots) and crunch (raw sunflower seeds) and protein (chicken). I tossed it all with a last minute dressing that I made up in my head – tahini, lemon juice, and sesame oil. It was fantastic! Even the kids cleaned their plates!
So there you have it! Twenty one days, sixty-three meals, little to no sugar. Where will I go from here? For the most part I’ll stay the course. However, I won’t stress about the occasional Thai meal, dark chocolate, teaspoon of honey or maple syrup, or even a slice of gluten-free bread. Living on the edge, I know!
Thanks a million for hanging with me these past three weeks. I’ll still be here blogging about my own health seeking path. I still have two months left on my SIBO protocol before I get into the prevention phase (specific carbohydrate diet, I think). I’m still chelating heavy metals, and my Hashimoto’s isn’t going anywhere, though I wish it would. So, plenty of stuff to write about. And, who knows, maybe something will come up that I haven’t even considered yet. I hope you’ll stick around.