Jill G.

Good Life For Less Blog
One week later I am still feeling great. I am still not having the afternoon slumps that I used to have so bad and I feel like my ‘dependency’ on caffeine and sugar are still totally GONE….My skin has been SUPER clear – this past winter and spring I had a lot of problems with it breaking out. I have taken some other steps to remedy the situation – but since the cleanse I haven’t even had one small breakout. I highly recommend this entire experience.

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One week later I am still feeling great. I am still not having the afternoon slumps that I used to have so bad and I feel like my ‘dependency’ on caffeine and sugar are still totally GONE. I have indulged in sweets and just a few caffeinated (or my new favorite: half caff) beverages in the past week. But I have found that my wanting to have a bit of either of these has less of a “give-me-coffee-right-now-or-I’ll-shoot” feel to it and more of “oh-coffee-might-be-nice” feel.

I will admit I had one incident last week where I was tired and stressed and a little over-emotional and I went straight for the Twizzlers. I am an emotional eater. It’s the truth. But I realized as I was fisting those Twizzlers that the simple truth was that they weren’t going to make me feel better, in fact, likely only worse. And in the moment I was proud of myself for properly distinguishing the truth. That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed Twizzlers recently in a healthy way, I have.

Another strange phenomenon that my husband and I both experienced during the cleanse was a lack of appetite. Or a lower appetite than usual (a lot of people assumed we would feel starving through the whole process, including myself and that just wasn’t the case). For me I no longer have extreme lows in blood-sugar (if you know what those are like you likely know the feeding frenzy that occurs during them) and that has helped me to continue to eat healthy. But still overall, we have both noticed a large drop in our actual appetite. We have had two large social events since the cleanse has been over where there was an OVER-abundance of food and where we could have left feeling yucky and overstuffed but we didn’t. And that is an AMAZING feeling.

I don’t count my pounds too closely, but I would bet that I lost about 2 to 3 pounds during the cleanse. Just enough to make a little bit snug pair of pants fit perfectly. My husband reported losing 4 pounds. And while the cleanse’s sole purpose isn’t weight loss, it is a nice side effect.

Also, my skin has been SUPER clear… this past winter and spring I had a lot of problems with it breaking out. I have taken some other steps to remedy the situation – but since the cleanse I haven’t even had one small breakout.

I highly recommend this entire experience… Thank you Katie!