I feel as though at this moment, I have every right to celebrate and jump with glee - I made it through two weeks without eating anything with sugar. No added sugar, no starchy-stuff that would convert to sugar, no fruit. I feel fantastic. My body is de-puffed, and all of my clothes fit better than ever (nice little side-bonus of not eating anything that makes your body react). And now, fourteen days later, I get to add items back into my diet! I met with my coach over the weekend, and she sent me home with my favorite apples - Gala - and this is going to be the first thing I add back into my diet. I am so excited to get to eat my favorite fruit again!
... and I am terrified to learn how my body feels after I eat sugar again (albeit from fruit!).
I am truly afraid to eat an apple.
So even though I have already decided that the apple is my first exploration into fruit sugar again, I left it at home when I went to work today (apples at lunch were almost a daily practice pre-cleanse). I am so comfortable knowing that what I am eating now does my body NO HARM, fear of reaction has caused me to not even try a bite. Somehow, I have turned into Snow White. Although, I suppose, she went ahead and dug into that apple. Whereas I fear the post-delicious-'crunch-slurp'-bite-of-apple coma.
Clearly, this is a little dramatic.
Eating an apple will not kill me.
But the fact is, for two weeks, I have been headache free, felt very even energy daily, and to put it quite bluntly, I have had no issues with gas or digestion. And now... I'm afraid that I may soon find the very foods that were my staples before experimenting with no sugar may be foods I need to continue to eliminate (or that my body is still working on fighting bacteria and I need to continue the diet). A fact that may indeed be true, and is a little disappointing to think about.
So, I will proceed with caution, care, and at the pace of a snail. Only one new item per 3 day period. I get to eat apple today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. And then I have to decide what add back next... Blueberries? Yams? Carrots? Beans? So many choices! (Presuming all goes well and I do get to keep adding items back to my diet).
For now, I will only test the effects of the apple on my system. Here goes nothing...
(Will somebody please find me Prince Charming just in case I take a bite and slip into a coma?) Thanks in advance. :)
with love and light, and to your health! ~Alaina