|Strawberry Shortcake Donut from Gordoughs. I will dream about this one.|
Part of my sadness likely stemmed from the lack of nutrients in my system, as last week failed to be the crown jewel in my healthy eating lifestyle. Moderation went out the window (along with my youth; hang on while I grab a tissue and sob some more) and at every turn I made a poor food decision. The restraint I normally pride myself in checked out all week long, as I reached for another beer, another dessert, another pancake, the world's largest (and most delicious) donut, and more, blaming it all on my birthday week.
Of course, there was also one extraordinary culinary adventure: birthday dinner at Uchiko. We happily savored each mouthful of sashimi, sushi, sake, aerated chocolate bar. That's one I don't regret.
In any case, this begins a week of detox. I say that in a very open-ended way; there will be no juice fasts, lemonade diets, or colon cleanses. Instead, I am committing to make positive food decisions. It means rice cakes with peanut butter, kale-laden green smoothies, and vegetable broth soup. A simple, healthful way of nourishing my body. Oh yeah, and there will also be exercise.
To prove I'm serious: a trip to the grocery store yesterday did not yield its usual wedge of fine cheese. That's right, I came home Without. Any. Cheese.
I'm open for suggestions: what are your favorite ways to detox?