I'm looking at a casserole dish with chunks of sweet potatoes, baby carrots, garlic cloves, onions, rosemary and olive oil. All things I'm allowed to eat.
Until I put in in the oven.
I'm having some trouble with that, with believing that the food before me becomes toxic when I cook it. I understand that cooking food causes it to lose some of its nutrients. But toxic? Processed foods, yes. Sugar, yes. Dairy and caffeine, maybe. But a roasted sweet potato or carrot is not good for me? If I were to eat all the foods I'm eating now, but I cooked some of them, would I feel less energetic? Would I be more prone to cancer or other disease? Would I actually stop glowing?
The science on this varies. You can find many a website to support a yes or no answer to my questions. Most of it is complicated and difficult to understand. So I'm going to do what I always do when this experience is over.
I'm going to go with my gut.
Maybe I'm having trouble with this concept because this weekend was the first time I really, really wanted something else to eat. Like Eric, I'm bored. Willpower came heavily into play while preparing food for my family, and I felt hungry for the first time, although I'll admit that was probably more psychological then physical. I kept thinking, "The toast I eat is flourless. It has spouted organic grains, no sugar, no preservatives, nothing bad for me. So why can't I have it?"
I didn't give into temptation, but it's the first thing I'm eating on April 30. With raw honey.