“Piece of Cake”
A month ago, I decided that for 30 days I would cut all added sugars from the foods that I ate. The motivation for this was simple- to make a positive change in my life. This was not a diet, nor a weight loss program. I did this to make a positive change in my life. This was going to be a big change and I was aware of how difficult this would be. On the last day leading up to this 30 challenge, I did what anyone in my situation would do…I ate all of my favourite foods until I couldn’t eat anymore! Now, it was time to get serious.
There is no perfect day to start a challenge. You just have to commit and do it. No more telling yourself, “I’ll start on Monday!”
Here we go.
No problem. This is going to be easy!
I have a splitting headache…I feel like I have a hangover, but I didn’t drink any booze???
(This happens when your body has a hard time adjusting to new foods and lack of sugar)
I am grumpy.
All I want to do is sleep!
My stomach is upset. Definitely some irritation going on in my digestive tract.
I am cranky.
My stomach feels fine now, but all I can think about is junk food. I’m even having dreams about my 2 favourite guilty foods- donuts and pizza.
My body composition is changing, and my energy levels are high. I feel great!
I am so over this. My enthusiasm is fading.
Did somebody say ‘food boredom?’
In a nutshell, I am bored and hungry!
Thinking about how close I was to being done, and going over all the close calls where I almost blew it.
What started off as a ‘diet’ expanded into improving areas of my life that I hadn’t expected it to. I had very noticeable improvements in my sleep, energy levels, mood, attention span, and body composition. I lost 10 lbs and dropped 3 % bodyfat.
All of this in 30 days!!
Should you decide to give it a go, I hope my experience has given you an idea of what to expect and may it help you to succeed in your positive life change.