SLEEP!! WOW!! Ever since becoming a mother, my sleep pattern has never been the same. I wake frequently, take longer to fall asleep and nearly never stay asleep for more than 4 hours at a time. Well!! This last week has been monumental for me! I am falling asleep so fast, my book has hit the floor twice. When I wake up hearing the birds, I smile in amazement and gratitude. I do not fully understand yet how omitting meat products from my diet can cause me to sleep more deeply. But who cares! I feel amazing! Sleep is totally underestimated.
I have more energy, yet feel calmer. I am craving less sweets in the late afternoon and evening, sometimes not even wanting any at all. This is very strange to me! I had a bite or two of chocolate nearly every night! Sometimes with wine…. Now, all I want is my herbal tea.
I feel less hungry and quite honestly do not feel deprived or like I’m missing out at all. I’ve had no cravings for anything I’m “not allowed” to have. There is one thing, however, I do feel deprived of – my creativity in the kitchen. I love to cook and create with food and not being able to use meat, cheese, cream or butter is somewhat like an artist not being able to use her favourite brushes. I feel like my favourite brushes have been taken away. That said, as a true creative, I’ve decided to focus on the “what is” as opposed to the “what is not”. I have replaced my lost brushes with new ones! A whole set! My new brushes are grains, vegetables and ingredients I have not used before, which of course gets my creative juices flowing.
So far, it’s all good.