When you grow up in New Orleans, dessert is a way of life. Bananas Foster, German chocolate cake, and lemon meringue pie are served up on the regular. I would eat dinner just so I could have dessert!
As I got older and started making the connection between sugar, migraines, brain fog, gas and bloating, I knew it was time to make some changes. I discovered this connection after feeling almost 100% better after going through a Daniel Fast.
It’s 21 days drinking only water and eating only, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Because it was a spiritual journey and challenge, I was able to stick to the requirements and not have sugar and artificial foods. Cold turkey was the only way!
I know you were probably expecting something complicated but that’s what worked for me! The more I told myself I won’t have sugar, the more I would eat it. When I was faced with a challenge to my faith and discipline, I finally broke the addiction. It was not easy and there were tears, headaches, irritability, and downright anger.
I felt so sick from the withdrawals on the third day, I had to leave work and go home to sleep it off. My head was pounding, I was nauseated and I couldn’t focus. But, I would do it all over again. Those few days of discomfort were worth the relief I experienced. I now have clear skin, a focused mind, and control over food.
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