We started Buzzfeed’s clean eating challenge on Sunday. This entailed 2 hours of grocery shopping and $230 on Sunday that I’ll never get back. Then it entailed approximately 5 hours of cooking. 1.5 hours in the morning for breakfast and lunch. 3.5 hours in the evening for dinner that night, plus preparing breakfast, lunch and a snack for the next day, plus doing dishes 3 times.
First thought – who the fuck has time to do this??? I get home from work and the gym by 7, then shower, then it’s 7:30. Forget relaxing, I’ve gotta get cauliflower in the food processor, chia seeds in some almond milk for tomorrow, plus I have to unpack and repack my fridge 3 times because it doesn’t have room for this much food!
Second thought – speaking of chia seeds….EWWWW. This slimy, wormy little eyeballs are fucking disgusting. When this is completed, I will never, in my life, eat chia pudding again. That is a solemn vow. BLECH. BARF. My stomach is queasy just thinking about it.
Third thought – THIS IS SO MUCH WORK. I know, I know, it’s the same as the first thought, but I’m dreading going home and cooking and doing dishes again. I’m supposed to eat a frittata tomorrow morning. Who has time to make a frittata + lunch BEFORE WORK?!?! If I did that, I’d get home even later and then have no time to make dinner. I am going to be one tired motherfucker after this.
Fourth thought – I think 1 week of clean eating is probably enough.