Recap of Day 12: Infrared treatment and passed out by 8pm on the couch. Not much to report other than a day of rest and little commitments. We all deserve a day like that here and there. Why don't we give ourselves permission to take a personal day from work? When I was working full-time and I never took days just for myself. If only I knew then what I know now.
Day 13: 16 days left. I am totally counting. This cleanse is easy in the scheme of life, but I have to say cooking for my family has become harder. Their food is looking so good to me right now. What is also hard is the awareness of wanting to put food into my mouth. I cook something, I sample it. I cut something up for the kids, I automatically pop a little piece into my mouth. It's interesting to see how habits are very strong and yet we are so unaware of them until we shake things up. It also makes me wonder what else am I so unaware of? Oy!
Fact: The basil ganglia is the part of the brain that deals with habits. This NPR report explains habits are formed and how we can break them. "Decisions, meanwhile, are made in a different part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex. But as soon as a behavior becomes automatic, the decision-making part of your brain goes into a sleep mode of sorts.".