I think it's great you had the desire to take care of yourself my choosing to eat something. Even if you did feel yuck, confused etc. You are loving yourself. I am the opposite I need to keep choosing not too much food mostly the junk kind for myself and by doing so I would be loving myself. Anyway if I could give you a distinction for choosing to love yourself I would.
The salad is excellent. And you can even make pretty and appetising looking salads in glass jars. Just put a dressing on the bottom and layer colourful veggies, always finishing with lettuce on top ( so it stays nice and crisp) Sleepys cereal idea super good too.
I understand the "fat" feeling very well. Except I actually do have fat cells on my body. Which are not healthy.
It must feel a bit foreign for your body to have food in it. If you are so used to having like an empty flat body feeling maybe. So it would feel odd. Maybe you could see it as an adventure Golden. :)
I just wonder if having like mashed food would be better, like a bit easier on your digestive system. Like mashed potato, mashed pumpkin etc.
I have water fasted before ( for medical reasons) so your digestive system rests for a while. When coming off a water fast. You introduce foods very slowly to get your body used to solid foods again. I started off with fresh extracted juices. To help add back healthy bacteria ( the good bacteria that helps us to digest foods properly) then small amounts of soft fresh fruit like watermelon, oranges, banana then moved onto fist sized cooked mashed food. Then further on to larger amounts of all plant type foods.
Just mentioned all that water fasting stuff and the way to introduce foods back in because maybe your digestive system in your body needs a bit of help. Like maybe it has been resting for so long. ( similar to a water fast)
Just my thoughts there Golden and wondering if it would help you. Like baby steps I guess. Little by little. There are no rules just suggestions.
Thankyou for your encouraging words to me too. Appreciate it.
I like this in regards to foods and eating . Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial. I don't know... it sort of takes all the rules off.
Much care to you Golden and you did super choosing to love yourself there.