I was doing so well with the no-processed. Then came Fall Break, where I slipped a little. Then I found myself slipping a little more, and it was no good. Suddenly the blog posts dropped off as well, so I'm making a valiant effort to get back on track and finish out the challenge, extending it into November and Thanksgiving.
It started with me making some "healthy" muffins. I ate one and felt terrible--even the small amount of sugars hit my system hard. But it also triggered my cravings for it, and so I struggled to get back on track, slipping a bit more.
My body really hates sugar, though, and I spent the week feeling tired and draggy, and I'm pretty sure the processed food I was eating was giving me headaches (mostly sweets/baked goods). Good motivation to get back on the unprocessed challenge, right?
It's hard to make such a huge lifestyle change and not expect to slip, especially when I'm surrounded by food at school and other bombardments. Instead of pretending like the challenge was so easy, I thought I'd share my oops moments and how I decided to keep working on eating unprocessed foods for the remainder of the month. It's totally worth it when I feel so energetic and great, especially compared to right now.
This time of the semester is usually when I struggle with eating right and not just giving in to the sugar craze around me. I know I work better though when I'm not in a sugar-induced haze. Here's to getting back up and trying again!