It isn’t the sexiest answer but it’s true. Your gut will respond almost immediately to the changes in your eating habits and lifestyle. Sugary and starchy foods have the tendency to slow down digestion and to cause inflammation. This combination can lead to either constipation or diarrhea, depending on the degree of inflammation in the gut. When you eliminate those irritants from your system and replace them with high nutrient, high fiber foods, your system improves.
This is one of the benefits that surprises people. They’re amazed at how energetic and healthy they feel. Once your body makes the shift and you get off the roller coaster of sugar and starchy carbs, your blood sugar levels will level out and you’ll begin feeling amazing.
Along with those shifts in energy, you’ll also experience more mental clarity. You’ll feel like you’re better able to focus, and don’t be surprised if your memory improves.
It’s not uncommon to begin shedding pounds almost immediately. Think about it, if you drink a soda or a sweetened coffee drink every day, you’re consuming 10 to 20 teaspoons of sugar, which is between 200 and 400 calories. And that’s just in one drink.
Add up the other sugar that you consume in the form of packaged foods and other refined carbs, and you’re easily consuming around a pound of sugary calories every day. Eliminate those and replace them with nutrients and you’ll see the weight come off. I’ve known people to lose 5 pounds the first week they stopped drinking soda.
Let’s face it, it’s much easier to stay positive when you feel great. Additionally, clean eating helps to balance your hormones. It can make a tremendous difference to your mindset.
Do you struggle with insomnia and difficulty sleeping? You may find that the clean eating challenge is the solution you’ve been looking for.
You’ll also experience an improved immune system. Sugar and the chemicals in packaged foods cause inflammation. Inflammation is the precursor to all disease, and it weakens your immune system. It’s a simple equation. Sugar causes inflammation.
Your immune system becomes fatigued and cannot fight other viruses and bacteria that you come into contact with. Get rid of the sugar and the inflammation disappears. Your immune system can now focus on what’s important – protecting you from foreign invaders.
Cookies make everything better! Including websites :). Please accept these calorie free cookies to make your time here more personalized and less lame. more info
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.