Today's the first day since giving up grains that I panicked. I didn't know what we were going to have for lunch! Oh my!
To analyze my emotion and then reactive behaviour is of some interest (hmmm....). I reached for grain (actually quinoa, a seed, but still...grainy). I figure we cannot live on eggs; we depleted our power greens in just two days, and our cheese stock is precariously low. After getting the quinoa started on the stove, I started to calm down. Then I reached for the bunch of....are you ready for it? fresh purple kale from the market and began preparing it. I grabbed a handful of chopped pecans and threw them into a salad bowl..next came a carrot, a green pepper, some freshly grated parmesan cheese, chia seeds, dried cranberries (probably a carbohydrate NO NO) EVOO, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard. I almost forgot about the...quinoa. But alas, it topped off our gigantic salad. Now I feel almost completely calm. Except I'm actually worried about lunch's total carb count (Oh my GOD, I"m not one of those people - I'm NOT). It's an experiment - perhaps I can tolerate healthy grains like quinoa in small amounts - that would be lovely, because it's so darn healthy and delicious. I suppose now I need to observe my hunger levels in the next few hours...
Okay, just needed to share it all because it's so incredibly fascinating.