I have gently been making a few changes in my life. Taking a few steps towards living a little healthier. I gave up smoking on the 3rd of January, and have started cutting down on red wine consumption as my body really just doesn’t like it. I am now getting ready to go all the way when my food garden is producing. Ideally I eventually want to be producing at least 75% of my own food in a natural and healthy way. This will take some time and I am also not going to be an extreme purist about this. There will be times when I will just feel like having a pizza in town and I will then do so.
Towards this goal I have been given a little gift. A friend of mine here in Hoedspruit was caught between homes while she is building her home and over this same time, I have had to keep Jackal’s Den closed due to our ongoing water problem, so she and her husband and young daughter have moved onto my farm to stay with me. Karen is a whole food cook book author and a trained chef, so in exchange for accommodation, she has taken over my kitchen and provides and prepares all my meals for me. What a blessing!
This week we started on a detox, with the menu provided to us by her co-author Heidi who is a nutritionist. I am currently on day three of my 5-7 day detox (depends what I can cope with) and am eating only fresh fruit, veg and brown rice.
So far, everything is going really well and I enjoy the foods I eat. I have never been one for eating much fruit, but love my veggies. I have to push my boundaries a bit because I usually add butter to most of my vegetables and that is not allowed this week and I have had to increase my consumption of fruit (I battle a bit with fruit texture).
Tonight will be quite a test of my endurance because it’s art group and I must forgo all the wine and snacks.
Wish me luck!