Sugar = heroin

I am on Day FIVE of the detox and I think I’m finally seeing the light. My blog posts have been sparse as my body undergoes one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever taken on. I feel like the last few days have been survival mode.

On Sunday I felt off. Cravings were still there but not as strong. I made a coconut flour mug cake with some stevia and almond butter. Definitely NOT the greatest… But it was enough to shut off my brain from screaming at me to give it some sugar.

I went to bed, tired and foggy-minded. I had on and off again nausea, and thought that maybe laying down might help. I woke up at 11pm to god-awful stomach cramps in my lower abdomen – not in my stomach area like when you have a stomach bug. It went all night. I was sweating and shaking. I tried curling up in a ball around my pillow. Finally I went to the bathroom around 3am to throw up.

The next morning I was still dizzy and sweating. The pain had subsided, I had ZERO interest in coffee, so I opted for tea and almond milk instead. Was still fuzzy-headed all day but hungry as usual. Less cravings today, but generally really hungry. Bloated and gassy and swollen and just plain irritated.

Today, however, is day five. I woke up with no stomach pain, no headaches, no nausea, no dizziness, and no cravings. I’m amazed. My skin is doing much better, my hair feels different, my face isn’t puffy, and my bloating has gone away.

Honestly, it’s like being an addict and kicking a drug. I have literally never given up sugar. Now I’ve also ditched gluten and dairy alongside, so who knows what kind of effect that has on your body as well. But I went dairy-free when I was breastfeeding Finn and I was in the best shape of my life: skin glowing, no bloating, and just felt better.

But no sugar? Never in my life have I done this. And I’m honestly SHOCKED at how bad the withdrawals were, and how much BETTER I feel already. And the most amazing part? No cravings. I didn’t realize how bad they were until I didn’t have them anymore. Does this mean I’ll never have sugar again? I don’t know. Most likely I will, but it feels pretty amazing to not be consumed with the thought of NEEDING sugar ever 20 minutes of my day.

Day 3 vs Day 5

I’ll update you all once I have more to add to this!

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