Redheadlg Posted February 7, 2013 Share Posted February 7, 2013 So, today is Day 1 for me, and I was strictly clean and by-the-book. I'm not going to say I expected this to be easy, but I figured that since I'm not coming from a SAD diet and generally try to eat mostly paleo most of the time (never eat grains, almost never eat dairy except grass-fed butter, only drink decaf coffee with stevia and unsweetened almond milk) it would be a relatively minor adjustment to give up my last remaining vices (82% dark chocolate sweetened with stevia, the almond milk and coffee, a concoction of vanilla protein powder, egg whites and almond butter I call a "blondie," and yes, an occasional Diet Coke and 1 or 2 glasses of wine a week) for 30 days. That's why I'm surprised at how awful I feel after just one day. I have a splitting headache, no energy, and am cranky and sluggish. I will say I wasn't hungry and surprisingly did not crave the chocolate, almond milk, or blondie like I normally do, but I feel like I'm going through withdrawal. I've decided to view this as a good thing, since I'm hoping these 30 days will set to rights certain digestive and other ailments, and that the withdrawal symptoms mean I'm on the right track. But it just goes to show that even when you think your diet is relatively clean, little innocuous vices can still mess you up! By the way, I'm assuming Excedrin for the headache is out, lol. Any other ideas? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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