Day 20 of no sugar. That’s quite phenomenal considering I haven’t changed my social habits. Therefore, I’ve smelt the cake and coffee across the table from me. I’ve seen the dessert gobbled down by those around me. Yet, I’ve kept on trucking. The only reason I’ve been able to do so is because I KNOW how good it feels when you feel well. I crave that feeling again.
So what has changed since my last blog entry? My skin is getting clearer all the time, my cravings have died right back, I hardly snack at all, but most of all I wake up feeling good. Previously, it didn’t matter how much sleep I’d had, I felt pretty crappy when I woke up. Now, I wake up feeling good 🙂 And it can only get better. This is what keeps me going. I feel clearer, cleaner. That’s the best way I can describe it. If you’ve ever given up sugar you’ll know what I mean.
A wonderful benefit I have is that I don’t have a lot of stress in my life. Stress is a killer. I’m a stay-at-home mum who runs her own business. This comes with rather large challenges on a daily basis, but mostly it’s a lot of fun. And it means I have more time than most. Time I spend making food from scratch, finding new recipes, and reading books about food and nutrition. I’ve armed myself with knowledge. And you know what they say about knowledge…
And don’t get me wrong. I miss cake, and chocolate. And easter is next week! However, I’m not intending this to be forever. I will forever focus on nutrition, and leading a healthy lifestyle. I will forever want to feel good. My main aim is to overcome candida by getting my gut into gear. Yes, my gut, not my butt! Your gut is known as your ‘second brain’. “All disease begins in the gut.” -Hippocrates
There’s a lot of information out there about gut health, but Gary explains things quite well in this article:http://blog.garymoller.com/2014/05/the-link-between-stress-acne-depression.html
Gary has been my ‘go to’ guy for all things health and nutrition for a good 7 years now. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him and his lovely wife Alofa. So if you’ve ever wanted to feel great, he’s your man. Aside from some rather important input my husband had, Gary is totally the reason I got pregnant! Now work that one out 😉