A while ago I challenged myself to be nicer to my body; so I eliminated sugar, white flour, caffeine, and any other junk food from my diet for a couple weeks. (Which is impressive only because those four things are usually the foundation to my diet.) Aside from a couple slip-ups here and there, I'm proud to say that I did it! When I really needed something sweet and a stick of gum just wasn't cutting it, I opted for a bowl of berries or peaches over milk or plain yogurt. I must've been doing really good (for me**), because it tasted like a straight up blizzard! I'm glad I stuck to my little "junk fast"-- I found myself eating more vegetables and nutrient-filled snacks rather than empty calories, felt a lift in energy and mood, drank more water, didn't have a single stomach or headache, and mostly just felt a sense of pride for sticking to something for longer than 3 seconds. ;)
**I am the worlds biggest sweet tooth, choco-holic, soda-junkie, baker, and snacker in the world-- so you can imagine how difficult this was for me. I'm expecting a ton of virtual high-fives and down-lows.