Checking in on your cleansing. Cutting things out of your diet and changing the way you eat and look at food is not easy if you are used to eating a certain way. I admit that I have my weak points of wanting a cup of coffee or a piece of chocolate but overall it's going well for me.
I grew up eating the classic swanson tv dinners, salsbury steak and cherry pie dessert were two of my favorites.....oh and the turkey dinner, and ronzoni pasta with ragu sauce in the jar. I became a master grilled cheese and steak-um maker at a very early age. Having a daily twinkie or snacking on pretzels and barbecue potato chips was a way of life for me. I don't have a crazy metabolism but I started dancing at an early age and was always moving so I was able to stay in shape......on the outside. College eating wasn't much better for me with ramen noodles, shocker, and pizza as the go to dinners. I was a dance major so again I was working out at least 3 - 6 hours 5 days a week and definitely burring more calories than I was taking in. I had gas pains in my stomach often and was tired all of the time. I often think "if I only knew now what I know now at that time" those eating habits wouldn't have been so difficult to break. It turns out that these bad eating habits were the cause of some major gastro problems that followed me for years.
I've tried many different "diets" juice, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and now sugar free. You've got to see what is good for you and what your body responds to in a positive way. I have gotten the most global results from the candida diet that I am doing now which is cutting out all kinds of sugar; added, processed and natural. After the end of the cleanse I will add the natural sugars like fruit and sweet potatoes and carrots back into my diet but will try to stay away from the processed and added sugars.
I sleep better, my skin looks much healthier, the whites of my eyes are brighter and I feel great! I look at it as a reboot of my system and a time to refresh good eating habits and find even more balance in my diet. My body feels best when I eat less bread, drink less coffee and have less sugar but I still battle some of those sugar and bread cravings from growing up with them. So I "use the force" The force of willpower. The force of discipline. The force of wanting to be the healthiest that I can be and not tumble into the pitfall of what might taste good now but feel bad later. So tap into your inner force and conquer your empire.