So I decided not to eat any food on Saturday as a test to see:
- If I could do it
- What my reaction would be
In particular I was paying attention to how much my habits would continue to influence me.
Some strange things happened. First, early in the morning I found myself with momentary lapses, I’d think “I’ll grab a few almonds” then I’d go pick up the jar before remembering that I’m not eating today. It happened several times in the morning until I really accepted that I wasn’t going to be eating anything. Then things changed again. I flew through till about 4:30 without thinking about lunch or food at all. It was actually really freeing to not have to think about what to cook, or having to take the time to prepare a meal. By 7:30 I was drinking a lot of water to continue to feel full and not hungry. It was at that time that I started to think “maybe I’ll have a few carrots… it’d be good for me anyway”. I was specifically expecting this type of response and was ready to handle it.
In the night the weird thing was the dreams. I was dreaming of food all night and woke up at about 7am finally ready to give into my hunger. I cooked up a huge omelet and bacon.