As I said in my previous post, I stuck as much as possible to SCD/paleo for the first week of my trip. But during the second week, things deteriorated a little!
Fortunately, my week of indiscriminate indulgence resulted in nothing more than a little gained weight and a lot of guilt – no dodgy BMs, no pain, no cramps, no discomfort, no bleeding. In fact, I had pretty perfect BMs but I’m trying not to equate the two! As I said, I think the fact that I was suuuuuper relaxed and blissed out contributed to my belly loving me while I was on holiday.
After starting off with amazingly healthy fresh meals like this:
… my diet rapidly deteriorated as I decided to enjoy ALL THE THINGS I’d been missing out on for so long. Plus, how would I ever know how Domino’s Pizza tasted if I didn’t try it in Malaysia?? We don’t have it in South Africa! (the answer: super spicy but otherwise quite dry and tasteless).
Here are some of the naughtier things I shovelled into my face in Bali and Malaysia:
Did you Google durian? Did you really? I’m not sure you did. Here, I did it for you. THE MOST VILE THING ON THE PLANET THAT SOME PEOPLE LOVE. Did you know it’s illegal to eat it in certain public places and on public transport because of the smell? There are signs up everywhere! K describes it as rotting, sweet garlic, which is a pretty accurate description of the taste.
Anyway, there were a lot more things that I didn’t photograph, like the Toblerone I ate that kinda signaled the beginning of the end; the cashew dairy milk chocolate; the Hard Rock breakfast gorge-fest, and numerous, numerous cocktails. I did avoid all cream and most dairy though – and when I asked one bartender not to add whipped cream to my pina colada, he simply added more booze!
It’s been almost two weeks since we got back home and my eating has completely returned to normal. I’m eating more cashews than I’d like to admit, but other than that, it’s fruit, veg, meat and eggs – no sugar, no dairy, no grain, and all totally healthy and natural.
The indulgence was fun – and delicious – but one week was enough 🙂