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Changing your diet for the better should be all easy, but it will be one of the toughest decisions you’re going to make. You’ll be challenged with your mindset – it will try to thwart you at every turn. Whispering into your ear (or head) and making it seem like you aren’t capable of accomplishing your goals.
This is the furthest thing from the truth. You are capable. Roger Clemens has a quote that says, “I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.” Remember these wise words when you are telling yourself that you can’t.
Another issue you will have is the fact your body is going to experience withdrawals. Your body is used of processed food, extra sodium, fats, and sugar – so you might experience unpleasant symptoms the first two to three weeks.
So not only will your mind fight you tooth and nail to try to keep you from going outside your comfort zone and meeting your goals, your body is going to rebel as well.
Don’t let this scare you away. Make up your mind and be determined to meet your goal. Know that these issues might come up and be prepared.
Below are a few food detox symptoms that you might experience:
When you start making changes to your body it isn’t just about the food you change. You will actually be changing your digestive system as well. Your body has become accustomed to eating junk food. So changing it will also create havoc on the digestive tract.
Your body could also go the other way and you could get diarrhea. This might sound like something you don’t want to happen, but when you get diarrhea your body is purging itself from all the toxins that have been building up inside.
When you are detoxing from all the processed food you might get irritable and cranky. You’re not sure why you feel this way, but you don’t want to put up with anyone. This is normal.
Foods can trigger headaches and so can detoxing from all that processed food that is in your current diet. They can be migraines or feel like a stress headache.
All of these symptoms could happen and you’ll feel worse before you feel better, but keep going. You could experience these symptoms from two to three weeks after you start. Let your body and mood work these symptoms out because it is getting rid of toxins and chemicals.
Keep on moving through though because it will be worth it in the end.
You’ll experience benefits that are well worth the wait. In the end, you’ll have more energy, sleep restfully at night and feel better overall.