My Health Goals 2014

I have decided to go sugar free for at least one month, and I am reducing gluten by a lot.

I’ve not been feeling too great for the past month, and for once I know exactly why. I’ll be completely honest with you, since November, with all the Christmas goodies, I’ve been eating sugar every day, and with it came the gluten, dairy and what not. So it’s no secret that after a while my body got tired of it and showed me signs that it’s enough. These signs were tiredness, bloating, poor facial skin and occasional tummy aches.

After my 30 day challenge in August, I felt amazing, and I learnt a lot of things about food and health. Until about November, I ate relatively healthy, limiting sugar and gluten. However, recently I just gave in to temptation.

I need to limit sugar again, and for the past couple of days I have successfully stopped eating it. In turn, I made chocolate truffles, gluten free blueberry cake and I welcomed many veggies on my plate again. Even after a couple of days I feel so much better, which is keeping me motivated. Also, miraculously, since my 30 day challenge, I haven’t had a cold. (usually I get one every 2-3 months). This shows me that food is both the cure and the cause of diseases or physical complaints.

I am intending to stay on a no sugar, no gluten diet for a long, long time. In a month, I will allow myself to small treats once a week, but first, I want to replenish my body, my gut and skin. At the same time I am dancing 4 times a week, and I am starting yoga, so that’s the exercise and spiritual part to complete the health picture. I am feeling great and motivated to start this year off like this :)

Tell me bout your health goals in January.

It may not look that great, but it's so much better than normal cake!
Blueberry cake: It may not look that great, but it’s so much better than normal cake!

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