That’s it! I completed four entire weeks of not eating junk food! The bottom line? I’m feeling better than ever. I don’t think I want to go back to having junk again.
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Yes, my dear readers. I have gone four weeks without a single serving of junk food. I’ve had no chips, no fries, no takeout, no ice cream, no cookies, no white bread, no soda, no nothing.
Let me tell you this wasn’t easy. I had to fight cravings, and there were plenty. I had to put in more effort into planning my meals and snacks. I had to take the time to cook healthy dinners. I had to crack my brain sometimes to avoid quick, junk food solutions.
But I didn’t quit.
And hard as this challenge was, the results are certainly worth it. I feel better than I’ve felt in a long time.
Results of the Healthy Eating Challenge
To be honest, I didn’t lose a lot of weight. Maybe just a pound or two. However, I’m not a fan of the scale, because those numbers alone don’t measure success accurately. I prefer the non-scale victories.
And I had a couple of those non-scale victories!
I lost 2 inches off my waistline. That’s a huge difference for me! My jeans feel looser, my belly is less prominent, and my clothes fit better. That alone made the whole challenge worth it.
Another win was getting rid of the bloating and the digestive issues. My stomach no longer feels blown up all the time, and I have no stomachaches. If you take a look at the first post of the Simple and Effective Healthy Eating Challenge, you’ll see I was having a lot of trouble with those.
I’m no longer suffering from the sugar highs and lows, and that means my mood and my energy levels have greatly improved. I don’t have hunger pangs in between meals either.
Frankly, I can’t really say whether I have kicked my sugar addiction for good or not. Probably not, but this was definitely a step in the right directions. It proves I don’t need sweet treats in my life.
What’s Next After the Healthy Eating Challenge
So now that the challenge is over, does that mean I get to eat junk food again?
I’m not sure my sugar addiction is gone, but one thing I’m sure is that I don’t want to eat junk anymore. I no longer want to eat cookies and sundaes on the weekend or on any other day. I no longer feel the need to snack on chips or salty crisps. I feel liberated.
But most important of all is that I no longer feel like I’m missing out on something if I can’t have junk. I don’t feel like I need to indulge to have a good weekend or to feel happy. I don’t look forward to having a sweet or salty treat. I don’t feel like I deserve it, or like I should have it.
I don’t need junk food in my life anymore.
That’s what I think is the biggest victory of all after completing this challenge. I kicked the junk out of my life!
So am I going to continue eating healthy? You bet I am!
Thanks a lot for following me on this challenge and for helping me crush it. If you joined in the challenge, I hope you’re feeling as great as I am. If you didn’t I hope this will inspire you to live a healthier life.
It only takes a small step in the right direction to start moving forward.