A few cheats - mostly unavoidable or unknowingly, small cheats...but overall I went for a month without sugar, wheat, dairy, red meat, caffeine, alcohol, vinegar, medications, or any processed or refined foods. It sounded like a crazy challenge, and I thought I'd be miserable. The first few days were hard, cravings and habits had to be broken, but after week one it got a little easier, but a bit boring with the menu I had laid out. During week 2 I started trying new things, to make dinners more interesting. Week 3 was exciting to include new things into my regular routine, and week 4 I was amazed at how easy it was to eat really healthy and feel really good about it. My husband Jay never complained once about anything I cooked, he ate what he wanted at lunch and a few dinners without me and he lost 10 pounds! (As did a few girls from our group!) He's enjoyed the food as much as me, so I'm sure much of this will continue in the weeks that follow. I am contemplating setting another goal for March with a little less restrictions but including dairy, caffeine, vinegar and red meat back into my diet in small amounts. Overall a huge success in my household, not just for the month but for months to come. Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement. If any of you are thinking of clearing some toxins from your diet, we'd be happy to help. The amazing changes from each person in the group is amazing. I can't wait for them to share their experiences - they had some truly amazing shifts in their health and well being. Way to Go Girls!! And Thanks Kirsten!! We could not have done it without you!
I think I'll celebrate with a Grande Double Shot Whole Milk Dolce Latte with Whip and Drizzle!