Good luck! Glad I inspired you to try it. You were right to put it off until your social engagements were over.
Here’s what I’ve noticed, with the bad stuff first so then we can finish with the good stuff (sorry for the detail but hopefully it’ll help you know what to expect).
>I’m sleepy all the time – haven’t experienced the surge of energy everyone keeps talking about, yet. One thing my coworker pointed out – I have a tendency to go through the day with very little natural sugar (e.g. eat eggs and tomatoes for breakfast, than have a salad with grilled chicken.) So I’ve been trying to include fruit and sweet potatoes to address that because it can contribute to the sleepiness.
>I obviously wasn’t as ‘regular’ as I normally was although this was not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be
>A bit of stomach pain/gas although this was pretty minor and no worse than when I eat normally.
In week one my PMS symptoms got way better. It was insane. In week two…well you know what normally follows PMS…let’s just say it hasn’t sucked nearlly as much as it normally does. The only thing I can think of is that it must be due to the reduction in soy.
By the end of week one I could fit a dress I haven’t fit into for 2 years – a non-stretch black silk Helmut Lang number.
I’m sleeping really, really well.
Also feeling sharper and more focused at work.
So despite not feeling the surge of energy everyone talks about, I’m feeling pretty good and happy.
I’m getting a bit bored with food (probably need to find an alternative to salad every day for lunch.)
It’s really, really hard to find stuff that doesn’t have soy or some type of sugar.
My taste/palate is changing. Cherries are sickeningly sweet.
I don’t miss pastries as much as I thought I would but man, I miss oatmeal. Breakfast is by far the most difficult for me on this!
Please keep me updated on your progress!