At the height of my, ahem, food addiction, I was thinking about food constantly. My first waking thought was to do with food, and it went on from there, all day. Even when I was eating I was wondering what I could eat next. It was both exhausting and boring in equal measure. It's fair to say I was not exactly my own biggest fan during this time.
So, I am slightly in awe of this new thing that's happening, where I barely think about food at all. The cravings, - or weird thoughts, or aliens telling me to eat things, or whatever they were - have gone silent, and the silence is deafening. There is a lot more room in my brain for Other Stuff.
I wake up, I drink my warm water and lemon, I whizz up my green smoothie, and start my day. I can honestly say it does not occur to me to eat anything else until lunch time, and after that, not until dinner time. If I need a snack, I have one and then I forget about it. There is no out of control foraging in the pantry. No overeating. No cravings.
My theory is that the elimination of sugar/wheat/dairy is having a very calming effect on me. Like a kind of meditation really. I can now see food simply as an energy source. I can appreciate I have choices. Without the sugar rushes and crashes I am travelling along the railway of life smoothly and comfortably. And I hope the novelty never wears off.