Even before I started my journey to becoming a holistic health coach, I was trying to find my best way of eating. After lots of research and just as much trial and error, I found that a slightly-modified, GAPS-leaning Paleo diet was helping me beat the fatigue and joint pain that had been plaguing me. While I have felt much better this year than I did in 2013, I am still struggling with and, more often than I care to admit, giving in to intense cravings for sweet treats.
Although my energy is generally higher, it still fluctuates quite a bit during the day. I find myself looking for something flour-y and sugar-y when my energy dips, especially after lunch.
My 47th birthday just passed, and my body’s gift to me was another breakout along my jawline and down the sides of my neck, along with an eczema flare-up on my hands. 35 years of acne and itching is enough.
“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” ― Tony Robbins
I’ve decided it is time to reach for a new level of wellness and beat my sugar cravings once and for all. After hearing and reading good things about The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally by Diane Sanfilippo, I ordered the book, signed on for the online support, and picked a date to start – October 1st. It seems like the right time, to change with the leaves and let go of old ways. It is my gift to myself, celebrating my birthday and Mabon (the celebration of the fall equinox), which coincided this year.
I’ll be preparing this weekend by cleaning out the pantry and the refrigerator, making some food ahead, and putting myself in the right frame of mind. I’ve found some helpful advice online, like this post from bembu, and will be doing more reading to make sure I’m ready.
Have you tried the 21 Day Sugar Detox? Were you able to complete the full plan? I’d love to hear about your experience!