It’s interesting that people who don’t eat meat are usually called “vegetarians.” I mean, think about the inference there: These are vegetable eaters. That’s all. They eat vegetables. Pretty limiting, right? As much as “meat-eater,” I suppose — “You only eat meat, right?”
In my case, it might have been true. I’m not a big fan of fruit. I mean, I eat it. And some fruit I plainly love (hello, honeydew, my old friend). But most I merely tolerate. Meanwhile, give me a cluster of broccoli or a stalk of celery and I’ll go to town. I love veggies. I love roots. I love leaves. And when I eat too many veggies … well, there is no such thing as “too many.” But when I eat too much fruit, I can tell. I just don’t feel right. I think I ate too much fruit yesterday. You’ll see it in the menu below, but it was basically all fruit until dinner time.
Anyway, that was day six of Detox Week 2010. Spent way too long at a desk in front of a computer, probably about 15 hours. My back is not amused. I haven’t run since Friday, and haven’t been to the gym in a week. And I’m not sure I’ll have time even after Detox Week ends tonight. I’m realizing more that I have very little time left to prep for Long Beach Comic Con, which starts Friday morning, but I planned to drive out Thursday night. Now I’m reconsidering that. The show starts at noon, and I only need about 15 minutes to set up, so in theory, if I leave Vegas at 4 or 5 a.m., I should be able to make it to Long Beach in time, but … I don’t know that I want to risk that. Keep the spare bedroom open, Jason.
Some other stuff went down yesterday that I don’t want to talk about, but it throws a serious curve in my schedule for the next week and a half — and given I’m out of town for three of those days, that’s not good. I’ll talk more about it later, but right now, I just need to find solutions.
With that, let’s unroll the fruit-tastic menu from day six, as I embark on the last day of Detox Week 2010:
- Breakfast: One banana, one cup Dynamo juice blend
- Morning snack: One chocolate brownie Pure bar
- Lunch: 16-ounce Strawberry Whirl from Jamba Juice (frozen strawberries & bananas + apple-strawberry juice — the guy there assured me there was no sugar or anything added to the juice)
- Mid-day snack: A handful of raw almonds and walnuts
- Afternoon snack: Carrots and celery with organic hummus
- Dinner: One more reheating of the homemade veggie stew with steamed broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus
- Evening snacks: A few spicy “krispys,” a few dried papaya spears
- Beverages: Water all day, plus a few swigs of Green Protein juice and Kombucha tea.