BEDM – Food Glorious Food

November 4, 2013 14 Comments

Right now Jim and I are on a detox style diet. I believe some call it clean eating. I call it horrible. Basically, we’re not eating carbs, or sugar, or dairy, or caffeine or alcohol at the moment, so food has taken a slightly different role in our lives. 

We’re entering week 4 now, and I won’t lie, it’s still not easy, but it is far more manageable than it was. Mostly because I am not craving Coke Zero anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I miss it, but I’m not craving it any more. It makes it slightly harder that I work for bars and restaurants and spend all day surrounded by not only the sight of amazing food, but the smell too. 
But on to what we can have – we’re eating a LOT of tomatoes. And soups. And salads. And fruit. And drinking fruit teas. I just wish they were a little more flavoursome. I miss cordial and it’s sugary goodness. 
And we get one cheat meal a week (this week it’ll be two as I have a few things planned) but it’s still meant a huge change in our lives. The big change for us is that it has meant food is a little less glorious at the moment. Mostly because there is no cake or ice cream to be had on this diet – And all I want is a big fat slab of cake like the one above. 


  • Hannah. November 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I really should do a detox diet, I swear all I do is eat unhealthy food. Good luck with the rest of it!


    • Emma November 4, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you. I wish I was eating all the bad food! x

  • Sally November 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I love the idea of eating "clean" – nothing icky and processed. Definitely feeling the need to nourish my body 🙂

    • Emma November 4, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      You'd be amazed how much you can no longer eat if you cut out the processed crap. It's really depressing. x

  • She Sees Pictures in the Clouds November 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Well done you! I am trying to diet (Just started today – it is hard going!)

    • Emma November 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Oooooh, what diet are you trying? x

  • Claire November 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Keep going with your detox diet – the satisfaction of keeping to it will by far outweigh the temporary satisfaction of chocolate cake. Go you!
    Claire xx

    • Emma November 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Haha. I think chocolate cake might be better than satisfaction. x

  • Rachael November 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I feel for you – I don't think I could cut all those out but good on you for getting so far!

    • Emma November 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you. It really is a foolish venture. x

  • Zoe November 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Wow you've cut out a lot of foods! Good luck with that!!

  • Unknown November 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Are you allowed spices? I find that spices and lemon juice can do a lot to bring out the flavour and help curb sugar cravings.

  • Unknown November 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

    hmm, I might have to try something like this as we have been eating lots of unhealthy food and feeling SO sluggish!

  • Astrid December 14, 2013 at 6:59 am

    I should do a detox diet too. Way too much sugar, meat, fat and carbs lately. How long are you doing the diet for?

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