Day 18. Almost Day 19. Twelve days left. This is pretty much where I’m at.
So far I have experienced crankiness and felt more short tempered. I’ve also experienced more low days than I’ve had in a while, days where I get in a really negative headspace. On these days I might walk around imagining negative interactions with people in my head. Every mistake I make feels like a failure, every minor conflict puts my fur on edge, so to speak. I’m ready to pounce. Ready to fight or cry. I don’t like these days.
I haven’t noticed an improvement in my skin or how I feel physically. I haven’t had horrible cravings. I’ve mostly missed sugar when I’m stressed or anxious and craving comfort.
To be fair, when I’ve done low-sugar or no-sugar in the past I haven’t felt any benefits until after the 30 days had passed.
A friend suggested I consume more fat to help with sugar cravings. I would agree with her. Eating more healthy fats like salmon, pesto, almonds, plain greek yogurt, etc. has helped me feel more satisfied. Just trying not to indulge TOO much on that end.
At this point I’m sticking to this cleanse to prove that I CAN do it. And when it’s over I’m going to drink a cup of hot chocolate or eat a warm, gooey, chocolate chip cookie, dammit!