After the holidays is a fantastic time to hit the reset button. If your pants are feeling tighter and the sludge inside feels like its staying, its time to break some old habits, start some new ones.
During and after Christmas Break, I was feeling addicted to sugar, white starchy carbs and coffee. I knew it was an addiction when I tried to control it, but sadly found that it was controlling me again! It has been a few years since I felt this out of control with eating and for the reasons that these foods affect me, I just couldn’t snap out of it and it was slowly spiralling out of control. So I looked to what has worked in the past, a detox of the foods that my body couldn’t process anymore.
I was looking for a new one from my last detox as I knew what I felt like on it and my mind unconsciously was saying no don’t do it again! Our bodies respond to change- but they love consistency if that makes sense. Hence why if you want to change something about your body, you need to stop doing the same thing over and over!
I searched and found this 3 Day Detox from Hungry for Change. I liked it in comparisons to the Dr. Oz one for a couple reasons, one was that it was with real food not just shakes (although the Dr. Oz one had real food, just in smoothie format), it took out fruit sugars as well not just processed sugars, and it had a dessert! Seriously having a dessert in a detox sold me!
Lastly today I want to go more into why I choose to do this and what my goals are from it. So my first goal was to break the sugar cravings, I wanted the power to say no to sweets again, I wanted the motivation to eat real food again, not just coffee and snacks. I also wanted my energy levels to stabilize. I felt like I needed coffee to function and because of later nights was having more and more of it. At times I was angry and felt like my adrenals were in overdrive. I needed this to stop. My last overall goal was to continue eating and feeling healthy after the 3 days were complete. So on Monday I started the 3 day Detox and today my brain is clear and I am able to share my experience and hopefully inspire others to make a change. Stay tuned for the journey through the 3 days and my findings!