I bet we can all agree that at one time or another, we have rolled our eyes someone at a party or table for not eating or drinking like the group was. You know the type I am talking about; the gluten free family that can’t eat pizza at your pizza party or the friend that says no to a beer at a crawfish boil. You know these people must feel a bit awkward or like they don’t fit in at times. OR DO THEY??
This is beginning to happen to me now….and I admit, it’s uncomfortable at times. “No, I can’t have that drink.” “No, I can’t eat those chips (not even one).” “No, I can’t taste that small piece of chocolate.” And I have turned into a high maintance customer at restaurants now, too. You know the type, “Please cut the rice and add veggies….but please no butter.” Of course, you feel that you have to explain yourself to the company around you, too. And many will even question your dedication to sticking to such a crazy, strict regimen.
Last night I was with a friend of mine and we took our teenage boys to a birthday party and to dinner. Of course, the boys wanted some greasy food after 3 hours of playing hard. They insisted on Cane’s Chicken. To my surprise Cane’s Chicken had no grilled options or salads. So guess what I did? I sat and ate NOTHING. And I was ok with it.
Being on the Sugar Detox has put me back in this frame of mind of being ok with being different. Being ok with being uncomfortable when not doing what the rest of the crowd is doing. And to tell you the truth, the more you practice this, the more it becomes more comfortable. I also have to admit, it’s very empowering to stick to the regimen even when your put in hard situations.
In less than a week, I will have completed the 21 Day Sugar Detox….but this time I am gaining a new confidence on how to continue this lifestyle. And I plan to embrace the opportunities to be a little different!! :-).
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