New eating habits have been formed. Taste buds have become accustomed to not eating wheat or dairy. Eating is now never done unconsciously. And although healthy diet is an absolute priority, with home-prepared meals using "super-foods" ingredients, it is so automatic that it is not difficult to make healthy choices.
When you only have "super-foods" ingredients in the house, it is easy to avoid "forbidden" foods. And when eating out, fish, vegetables and salads are the obvious choices. As always, the social situation is problematic, but we are finding that most of our friends are very supportive, and prepare "detox" meals for us, or offer a healthy alternative.
Health issues that have either disappeared or greatly
diminished remain constant:
no acid reflux
no hot flashes
no swollen or painful joints
no sleep disturbance
In fact, one member reported that her hot flashes returned when she went off the detox, and disappeared when she got back on track - so they were directly related to diet.
The renewed motivation has combined with a determination to include more exercise into our daily lives. A healthy diet can achieve wonders, but for a completely healthy body, we must get up and move - walk, run, swim, dance, go to the gym, Qi-gong, yoga ... and the more you do the more you will be able to do.