Let me start by saying, even if you don’t read any of this post or the articles I posted, just click on the picture above and at least look through the pictures. I was floored.
This is day #12 and my weekly update on the second item on my #100DaysOfHealthy list. For those who haven’t seen my original post on #100DaysOfHealthy, I have a list containing 11 items, and I plan to start each item on a new week and report back the changes I see throughout that week. Once I start an item on the list, I will continue it until the 100 days is over. Hopefully each item will become a lifestyle change if I think it’s worthy.
And still with the no sugar. I did have a cheat meal yesterday when I went, for the first time, to a locally loved restaurant with a couple friends. Thinking about it now, I probably should’ve waited until I got further along into my no-sugar days. Luckily, for me (or maybe unluckily), there’s only two other “cheat” days I’ll have: A friend’s wedding and a local event called “Rails and Ales”.
The feeling like crap stage is over as far as I can tell. I haven’t had a headache for a couple days, no more nausea or extra tiredness. Some of the positives I’m experiencing thus far:
- I have more energy
- Overall, my mood is better, happier
- I feel more rested when I wake up in the morning
- My pallet is adjusting and the food I’m eating tastes WAY more flavorful
- My legs no longer feel like they’re going to cramp when I first wake up and body stretch in the a.m.
- I’m not as hungry–don’t want snack throughout the day
- Slight weight loss
These are the great links I promised you from last post:
- Her Family Stopped Eating Sugar for A Year, and This is What Happened
- What Happens to Your Brain on Sugar (Seriously, if you don’t read anything, at least look at these pictures)
- Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine To Your Brain. To put it in perspective, here’s an excerpt: ““Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” [neuroscientist Joseph] Schroeder said.“
1. Drink the correct amount of water daily
2. Cut out sugar
3. Eat 5 servings of vegetables a day
4. Go to the chiropractor bi-weekly
6. Take supplements
7. Oil pulling
8. Bye-bye caffeine
9. Eat only lean meats
10. Light exercise at least 20 minutes a day
11. Make and drink healthy smoothies/juices