April 29, 2012, Day 29: 29 days and counting. I must say, I feel pretty awesome. For the first time since I can remember, I have not felt bloated. This in itself is a blessing. I am sure you readers who have ever felt bloated or are bloated at this very moment, can agree that NOT being bloated, is a wonderful thing. 🙂 I have also incorporated a lot more yoga, so I feel much stronger than I did a month ago in body, mind and spirit.
I still cannot believe how truly easy it’s been to omit sugar and more surprisingly, gluten. I think the gluten was easier to omit than the sugar (we are less prone to gluten addiction than sugar addiction), and I am proud to say I will remain gluten free since we all secretly know that is the best choice. It’s particularly easy what, with so much awareness now being put on Celiac and all the GF products out there on the market; not that I buy a lot of things in packages. 😉
I keep waiting for sugar cravings to get unbearable but honestly, they haven’t. I am fine using liquid stevia since I found a tasty one and I do not really miss the stomach issues that came along with all my sweet indulgences.
I think that perhaps in a month, I may experiment and add back in some fruit, since I do not truly believe that eating no fruit is healthy. I am currently only eating green apples (funny, they used to seem so tart and now they are as sweet as candy to me!), grapefruits and berries. These are all allowed on the Candida diet.
Here is a short list of reasons why you may want to consider trying this cleanse (I try to refrain from using the word “diet”) and what you can expect:
Your energy will increase
You will experience less bloating
You will feel less foggy and more clear headed
Your skin will glow
You will have regular bowel movements
Your loved ones will benefit from your healthy changes (since I cook for my boyfriend, he naturally has become a bit healthier!)
You friends will envy you and praise you
Okay, so that last one may or may not happen since most people don’t think they actually have a problem with sugar or would even think twice about admitting they are addicted. Outsiders may view your diet as hard, restrictive, or just plain crazy, but you can take comfort in the fact that YOU are a warrior. Heck, I AM A WARRIOR! In all seriousness, most people are intrigued and want to know more about how they can break the cycle as well. I figure, I cannot recommend anything to my clients that I have not tried personally, so I am grateful to be going through this process in order to better educate and support others who want to take this challenge on as well. 🙂
I am doing this preventively, but many people do not have a choice. Many suffer from major issues such as IBS, colitis, leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia or Celiac disease. All of these can be a result of Candida overgrowth. My symptoms and issues are small potatoes compared to what others experience, so why wait to get that bad? Don’t you want to be your best you yet today? Don’t you want to preserve your health and live as an example for your loved ones? Life is short and yes, some may argue that because life is short, it’s okay to eat or drink whatever you want, but that is not living consciously. Life can be enjoyed much more so when you feel and look your best and that takes a little effort.
If you (or someone you know) needs help to finally get healthy and start living in your joy; the joy that you are 100% entitled to, I am here to help. E-mail today at firstname.lastname@example.org and take that first step towards wellness and healing. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and helping you.