Today we went big time and substituted garbanzo beans for miso broth and tamari. We've been experiencing some pretty serious detox symptoms from all the things we've cut out (alcohol, most caffeine, all processed foods). Ryan's detox has been more serious than mine, but we both have headaches, some nausea, and a general feeling of lethargy. We've experienced these symptoms before when we've done cleanses and detoxes. All of the items we are eating are pretty cleansing. We decided to slow it down a bit and add some beans. I have felt better this afternoon; hopefully Ryan has too (we'll have to ask his students)!
The monetary breakdown of today's daily food goes like this:
2 cups uncooked rice ~ $1.16
1 green tea bag ~ $.08
2 tablespoons ACV ~ $.19
1/2 cup uncooked garbanzo beans ~ $.50
Grand Total ~ $1.93
The past couple of days our miso has cost us $.14 for a tablespoon, and the tamari is $.10 so our daily totals have been at $1.67. We are under for the last few days and other than a few hunger pains, detox, and cravings, we've been just fine.
We continue to talk about our surprising cravings and desires. We had a long discussion this morning about how we use things like food, eating out, lattes, and alcohol to fill a void and satisfy us. We do it without even thinking. Stripping it all away leaves a big void, one that we know needs to be filled with more important things. The spiritual side of the experiment is deepening and I hope it continues to do so. Will we treat ourselves when this is all over? I hope not; I hope we've changed our thinking enough by that point that it will seem very unnecessary!