Day 4 No Sugar

I felt good this morning and throughout the day. I had the usual greek yogurt and green tea for breakfast quickly before class. For lunch I had two pieces of multigrain/gluten-free/sugar free bread with butter and a nice bowl of spicy corn soup jam-packed with veggies and beans (kidney beans, spinach, broccoli, artichokes) and feta. Between lunch and dinner I had some almonds and cashews. Dinner was really lame though. Since I had work I grabbed some gluten free bread with a tbs butter, and some mashed potatoes for the road. Not very appealing, I know. And to be honest, I completely felt like crap around 7pm tonight. I was sitting down in my chair at work and stood up and felt extremely light-headed. Sooo I ate a spoonful of cottage cheese in the breakroom only to realize it was disgusting cottage cheese and drank some water. Then I proceeded to eat a piece of pizza (convincing myself it must have minimal sugar...) and later an Odwalla Peanut Chocolate Chip bar-- which claimed to have "no refined sugars" and only organic oats, brown rice syrup, etc. Since I am technically supposed to be weening myself off sugar slowly and this is my first week, I should be able to eat both of these foods, but I told myself I am going cold turkey. (Maybe that's the problem though.) So anyways, in order to not pass out (which I actually completely thought was a possibility) that's why I gave in to the bar and pizza. I still felt like crap though. Here I am now, back in my room, reading the ebook again, and it says:

"Some of you, around about now, will feel like crap. You will be nauseous, dizzy, constipated, have aching kidneys and joints... you’re withdrawing and detoxing. This is normal. Truly. And it’s a good sign. Your body is ejecting toxins from your fat cells and they’re swirling around your system on their way out. But they’re definitely on their way out!"

Luckily I only feel nauseous and dizzy...hah. She suggests drinking tea, taking teaspoon of cinnamon, getting magnesium and calcium. Thus, like Sarah Wilson suggested, I drank some coconut water. (Maybe I felt dizzy from no potassium?) I felt a little better. Then I had a small cup of whole milk sprinkled with a teaspoon (yes, a teaspoon) of cinnamon. Cinnamon is known to be good for balancing blood sugar levels. This is what really did it for me, now I feel better. Since I feel like I didn't get enough veggies today, I'm going to have some Amy's Organic Vegetable soup, take a vitamin C chewable, and then it's off to bed early tonight and see how I feel tomorrow.

I don't mean to freak you all out by my feeling so nauseous! I think it's a host of reasons-- one being that I am exhausted (from sleep deprivation) in general, and two is definitely the no sugar thing. But, I thought I'd give you a sincere update on what I'm going through. Detoxing is not easy. It's a challenge. But I'm confident it will be worth it in the end. And if done the smart way, it'll be successful. I need to make sure I'm covering all the bases of nutrients.