CLEANSES!!! Why I do them! How to survive!
I, a person with a major sweet tooth, decided to do a month-long “Sweet cleanse”, during which I had a three-day conference filled with pastries, sugary drinks, and at every meal, dessert was served.
WHAT IS A SWEET CLEANSE? For some people that means not even natural sources, for me on sweet cleanses I have fruit and lean shakes (a protein shake by GNC, ONLY for extreme cravings).
It is extremely difficult to eliminate certain things from your diet in an abrupt manner. But cleanses are a great way to jumpstart effective change to your lifestyle, pushes you to make extremely healthy habits, and teaches you resilience when you have to say NO to temptation.
For me, I always try to recruit other people to go on these cleanses with me, it gives you this community, so you can use each other for support, rant about the temptation, and have other people help keep you in check.
The first time I went on a sweet cleanse, my best friend was doing it and wanted me to join, I was convinced to join. During the cleanse, I had a three-day conference filled with pastries, sugary drinks, and at every meal, dessert was served. THE TEMPTATION was tremendous, but every time I was tempted (basically every time I saw any sweet baked treat) I would send a picture or message my best friend about the torture I faced. My best friend would remind me that it’s to help lose weight, and since it was leading up to my (cake filled feast) birthday it was good to be extremely healthy, leading up to a brief period of unhealthy feasting.
As a person with PCOS, food choices can be stressful, but eating with PCOS planning and saying NO is essential.
If I am dining out on a cleanse, I make sure I eat properly and burn enough calories before dinner, look at the menu ahead of time and plan, get tea for dessert.
For though days make something, look through “SWEETS”, I have recipes that might hit the spot and satisfy your craving!