Friday, November 30, 2007

Let them EAT CAKE!!!

Okay, I have a confession to make, and as you can probably guess from the title of this blog today, I took the words of Marie Antoinette literally. Yesterday, there was a birthday celebrated in the office (not mine, thank goodness! only want one a year). The CAKE LADY came in. She is the lady that we order all our yummy cakes from. They are the most delicious sugar laden cakes that I have ever tasted. Even pre-raw, the sugar content in that cake was enough to put me over the edge.

Yesterday I was feeling pretty good about my two week adventure. I was pretty sure that one, little, teeney, weeney piece of cake wouldn't be so bad. Of course, when I got to the kitchen, there was a corner piece available, and we all know how good the corner piece is (and you can probably guess, it wasn't so teeney weeney). I bet your mouth is watering just thinking about my yummy treat yesterday, but don't worry.

Funny thing about cake, and sugar, or anything else that is bad for you, your mind doesn't know when to stop, at least my doesn't. Even after the first few mouthfuls of sugar, when my body was saying "okay, thats enough, I don't feel well", my mind kept saying "yum, sugar, eat the whole thing!".

I have learned a very valuable lesson from this experience. MY BODY DOES NOT LIKE SUGAR! My stomach didn't feel well all night, I was tired, my tummy was bloated, I had problems falling asleep, and then I seemed to wake up every hour, all night long. When I woke up this morning, I had bags under my eyes! Haven't seen that in a few weeks, sure makes me look older! The nice thing about removing all bad food from my diet, I could identify that it was the sugar for sure. I am sure that I would have similar results upon reintroducing chocolate, dairy, caffiene, wheat, or a whole host of other "not so good" for yous.

Today in the office, it is a busy day, the boss has ordered pizza for lunch. Guess what, I am in my office, finishing my delicious Banana Delight Smoothie - which is my fuel of choice.

So today I say, "Let them eat Pizza, I know what my body needs"

Oh, and a little side note here, seems that I keep looking at different people around me, and think to myself "boy, they could use some more raw food in their lives...", must be the bags under their eyes!


elisha said...

I would like you to reconsider doing more research on chocolate, as it is only what you're probably familier with that would be considered bad for you, like hershey's etc. try seeing if you can find anything by david wolfe about chocolate.

Kathy said...

Thanks Elisha, I was referring to the sugar-laden chocolate that seems to line the store check-out aisles :) I do enjoy Raw Chocolate with no adverse effects. :)