So week four has arrived, Hurrah! That means I have somewhat successfully survived my first week without ANY sugar or sweetness (natural or otherwise) entering my mouth. This means no fruit, no stevia no sugar substitutes. And it was hard. More so because I had absolutely no idea what to eat since I had lost confidence in any foods bought from the supermarket, and was too lethargic to do much about it. Thankfully my partner (who is also doing the challenge) made soup after soup after soup, full of vegetables, vitamins and minerals. -Otherwise who knows where I would be, possibly hiding under a table somewhere rocking gently a with a lone tear running down my cheek.
Last week was my hardest week yet, not only because of what I mentioned above, but because I felt quite ill from Thursday onwards. I have had a headache on and off until Sunday when it latched on for good and is still with me now. Goodness, you try and do something good for yourself and look what happens. I’m holding on to the hope that this is just part of the detoxing period. I have a whole lifetime of sugar causing mishap, so I’m not surprised that it could take my body a while to let go and readjust.
Speaking of detoxing, I tired those detox foot patches for the very first time this week. I’m not quite convinced that they work, but it was an interesting experience nonetheless. I definitely felt a pull and heat due to the patches and wanted to keep an open mind. After wearing them to bed, I was intrigued to find the blackened patch in the morning smelling like smokey char. And even though I washed my feet very well, it stuck with me until the evening when I made myself a detoxing foot bath. – And I can certainly recommend this.
For a detox foot bath, you will need:
-A bucket, or something more aesthetic & delicate
-Apple cider vinegar
-And the secret ingredient …….. Charcoal
The acidic and basic pH levels of ACV and bicarb make a fun fizzy reaction (here’s a bit of chemistry for your evening). The whole experience is really relaxing and smells a treat.
Go on, spoil yourself.