100 Days of Healthy: Day 12

Sugar:Cocaine

Photo from an article on News.Mic called “What Happens to Your Brain on Sugar.” Click the picture to go to the article.

Let me start by saying, even if you don’t read any of this post or the articles I posted, just click on the picture above and at least look through the pictures. I was floored.

This is day #12 and my weekly update on the second item on my #100DaysOfHealthy list. For those who haven’t seen my original post on #100DaysOfHealthy, I have a list containing 11 items, and I plan to start each item on a new week and report back the changes I see throughout that week. Once I start an item on the list, I will continue it until the 100 days is over. Hopefully each item will become a lifestyle change if I think it’s worthy.

And still with the no sugar. I did have a cheat meal yesterday when I went, for the first time, to a locally loved restaurant with a couple friends. Thinking about it now, I probably should’ve waited until I got further along into my no-sugar days. Luckily, for me (or maybe unluckily), there’s only two other “cheat” days I’ll have: A friend’s wedding and a local event called “Rails and Ales”.

The feeling like crap stage is over as far as I can tell. I haven’t had a headache for a couple days, no more nausea or extra tiredness. Some of the positives I’m experiencing thus far:

  • I have more energy
  • Overall, my mood is better, happier
  • I feel more rested when I wake up in the morning
  • My pallet is adjusting and the food I’m eating tastes WAY more flavorful
  • My legs no longer feel like they’re going to cramp when I first wake up and body stretch in the a.m.
  • I’m not as hungry–don’t want snack throughout the day
  • Slight weight loss

These are the great links I promised you from last post:

  1. Her Family Stopped Eating Sugar for A Year, and This is What Happened
  2. What Happens to Your Brain on Sugar (Seriously, if you don’t read anything, at least look at these pictures)
  3. Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine To Your Brain. To put it in perspective, here’s an excerpt: ““Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” [neuroscientist Joseph] Schroeder said.

#100DaysOfHealthy
1. Drink the correct amount of water daily
2. Cut out sugar
3. Eat 5 servings of vegetables a day
4. Go to the chiropractor bi-weekly
5. Breastfeed
6. Take supplements
7. Oil pulling
8. Bye-bye caffeine
9. Eat only lean meats
10. Light exercise at least 20 minutes a day
11. Make and drink healthy smoothies/juices

 

One thought on “100 Days of Healthy: Day 12

  1. This is my third juicing mncihae. My first was a Champion which served without problems for years. On the plus side it was powerful and durable. On the down side it was rather noisy, vibrated a lot and left a lot of juice in the pulp and was hard to clean. My second juicer was the omega screw mncihae which I still have. I bought it because it also did wheat grass. On the plus side it is quiet and juices anything, makes nut butter and extracts a lot of juice leaving very dry pulp. On the down side it is slow and worst of all the feed tube is really small. You have to do a lot of cutting to get things small enough to get into the feed tube. I pretty much only use it for wheatgrass now. The Breville is the best juicer I have had. It is an example of good product design in that it is simple, practical and attractive. It is powerful, has a feed tube large enough to take large whole carrots, beets and small apples. It is quiet, comes apart easy and cleans up quickly. The capture pitcher which nests into the mncihae has a nice cover so you can store the juice for later. If making juice is a hassle you’re going to put off doing it. This juicer makes juicing easy and not a hassle.

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