A lot of my food choices are habitual. I went in to Whole Foods today and as I walked in the door I thought about getting a slice pizza. I wasn't particularly craving pizza, it's just something I associate with stopping at that particular store. I would frequently stop there between gigs and grab a slice of pizza on the run. I'm still dealing with drowsiness from not drinking coffee. Acting is more difficult in this state. Things that are normally second nature I have to deliberately think about and think ahead of to perform. Otherwise I could drift off and miss a cue.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Today I noticed a lot fewer impulses to reach for food or coffee. Though I am feeling the lack of caffeine. Not in a painful withdrawal, I'm much more drowsy in the mornings. Even after I get to a show location I easily fall back asleep, if I have a spare moment backstage or in my car. I've also needed to take naps the in the afternoon the past couple days.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I'm doing a 21 day cleanse in the hopes of helping my body recover from my poor food choices during ,y last show. I'm going to try to keep a record of anything I notice as a result of controlling my diet to this level.
Today I saw how many of my food rituals/choices I make without thinking. they're knee jerk reactions. I was driving to a performance at 7:00 this morning. I almost pulled in to a Dunkin Doughnuts three times. Each time as soon as I saw the sign I hit the turn indicator and began to maneuver in to the parking lot, until I caught myself and reminded myself that I don;t want coffee. Even though I was feeling uncomfortably full from breakfast, I was automatically going for more.Backstage at the performance I saw an open tin of mints and again before I realized I was reaching for one. And again i had to stop myself before I popped one in my mouth. I little while ago I had fooled myself in to thinking I was more conscious and mindful about my food. The first 3 hours on this cleanse showed me otherwise.