I almost forgot this was a challenge to be honest with you. It wasn't as mentally consuming as no makeup but it did make me feel so much better and energetic in terms of my health.
In the first week I had some really intense headaches which drove me crazy. But after about day 10 they passed and I began waking up before my alarm clock as I had so much energy.
This was by far the most painful part of my challenge, I craved sugar nearly everyday. After 28 days I finally felt like I had broken through, and was experiencing a lot less cravings. It was easy to cure my cravings by making dessert bananas or sugar free treats. I was surprised by how many recipes I found online. There is no excuse to eat sugar especially when you can have dessert bananas! They were so easy to make. I would usually cut up a banana or blend frozen ones to make 'nicecream' and then add as many toppings as I liked - shredded coconut, nuts, peanut butter or cacao nibs.
I hadn't realised this until I ate sugar again but 2 days after I finished the challenge I decided to 'reward' myself with a couple of Oreo's and guess what? I didn't like them anymore. My tastebuds had changed and I found them so artificial in their taste that I didn't even eat the second Oreo.
I am sure some people would think this wouldn't be a hard enough challenge to promote self-growth but I found myself becoming more conscious of what ingredients were hiding in my foods. Like I mentioned, sugar is in almost all bread! This challenge has grown me by reminding me to monitor my foods. I found that I am taking better care of myself in general and asking the question, how is this going to nourish my body? Do I really need to eat this? What is the nutritional value? Plus I love that I am not reliant on sugar to get me through the day anymore. I feel healthier and happier without it!
Thank you for reading and supporting my journey of inner growth!
With love & gratitude.