This brings to mind a quote by Henry Wheeler Shaw (humorist writer and lecturer) “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” Similarly I hadn't noticed any health changes until it was a simple indulgence that woke me up to the reality of what is taking place. Health is a process of daily choices forming a lifestyle. Everyday I choose the plant-based diet but the immediate affects are not always so apparent, and my eyes remained unopened until I got a stomach ache from a little chocolate. Not to fear though...I still have 12 days (or more) of healthy choices ahead of me!
Today the diet has me eating...
Lunch: Loaded Salad
Snack: Oranges and Raisins
Supper: Bean Tacos and Mexican Corn Salad
Desert: Berry Mouse
....Delicious Berry Mousse....
1 package of reduced-fat extra firm tofu, crumbled
2 3/4 cups thawed frozen unsweetened berries of choice
3 tablespoons sugar or 2 tbsp of agave nectar
Blend until smooth. Refrigerate. Serve chilled.
Makes approximately 4 servings.
- Physical--Tired, drowsy.
- Emotional--No noticeable changes here either besides the effects of fatigue.
- Mental--Drowsy, absent-minded.
- Digestion--Stomach ache.