My 30 day sugar detox is coming to a close at the end of this week. A lot of people are asking if I feel any different. And I DO. I feel great.
There's a part of me that didn't even know if my willpower was strong enough to do something like this. So the psychological part of this challenge has been rewarding as well. I CAN do something I put my mind towards -- if I want it bad enough, I definitely can.
Physically, I feel great. My energy has been more consistent. Throughout the day I use to crash, and either need more caffeine, or more sugar. Don't get me wrong, I still take naps, but my energy just feels more steady. My skin has cleared up. I believe drinking lots of water and staying hydrated also helps your skin. I haven't been having any weird unexplainable stomach aches. I guess maybe I can explain them now... They are probably from sugar. Duh. And the biggest shocker of all is that I haven't been craving sugar as much as I thought I would. Maybe its because I KNOW I can't have any, so I don't even let me mind go there, or maybe its because my body is feeling so good WITHOUT it. Whatever it is, I now know that if a sugar craving arises, it will pass. And that is wonderful.
Some friends of mine who have also been doing this sugar detox have lost some serious weight as well. 10-15 pounds! In just a few weeks. Its incredible what your body can do and how it can feel if you just give it some love, some nutrition and some attention.
Now, I can not help but think of what the first sugar loaded item of food I will consume, when this detox is done. I'm pretty sure it will make me feel awful. I've already decided that it will give me a stomach ache and a head ache. So it has to be worth it. I'm thinking ice cream.
Do I continue to live a sugar-free life after the 30 days? (After the ice cream that will give me a headache.) I will definitely be limiting the amount of sugar I consume, but I guess we'll see!