Maybe I chose the wrong week. I've done detoxes before and made it through without too much of a problem. But by day four, I was sick of whole grains, tired of raw and steamed vegetables, salads, and soups. Cooking felt like a chore, and my options felt limited.
After a long day at work, I excitedly walked to the Kroger with a mental shopping list: frozen veggie burgers, that Tuscan loaf of bread that you buy in the bakery section, take home, and finish baking (yum!), maybe even some tortilla chips! The theme was - yep - convenience food and processed carbs. I don't even eat that many processed carbs and prepared food, but something about not having the option really stressed me out!
Then, guess who I ran into. Chris. I found him by the bananas. He already had crackers, tortilla chips, and cherries in his basket (by the way, don't most people start in produce and end by the chips??). It seems we were on the same page. We were suffering Detox Burnout. Too much of a good thing; that is, vegetables and grains, with no junk food to put them in perspective. Kinda like sunshine without the rain. (groan). Anyway.
Sometimes, life does indeed call for convenience food!
PS. The sweets are another thing altogether. I'm determined to stop eating them at work for both my mental and physical health. Plus, if I'm eating cookies every day, it's no fun to have a "cupcakes for dinner" night, once in a while! The vegan cupcakes I bake at home blow non-vegan bakery cookies out of the water any day!