It's an opportunity for you and your body to get more healthy nutrients in your system.
But before you start, you need to make sure that you've asked your healthcare provider's permission to do so. This is especially true for those who are taking prescription medications. This is mandatory.
A sudden change in your diet can adversely affect your health situation, so it's best to be safe than sorry.
Nevertheless, when doing this 5 Day challenge, you might encounter a few things which is why we're creating this article.
Here's what you can expect when you begin the challenge.
1. Expect to feel a little bit icky for quite some time
A lot of people, including myself have felt less than-stellar when starting out.
Others could attribute it to the withdrawal symptoms of the regular foods you crave (coffee, sugar, sweets, etc) and some experts have attributed it to the way “toxins” are circulating through our body before they make their way out.
After a while, this feeling will be gone (as well as the nausea, headaches, etc) and you'll start to feel energized. So just be patient.
NOTE: If you're feeling sick and can't tolerate it, you'll need to have your healthcare practitioner check it out because it could be something else.
2. Are you really sick? Wait before you start.
If you are really suffering from an illness or disease, it's best to wait before you start this challenge. When you're sick, you're immune system is compromised.
Get healed first, then start the challenge.
3. You'll lose weight, but it can come back
One of the things that will happen when you do this challenge, is that you'll notice that you're going to lose some weight.
But it's very possible that you'll also gain it all back once you finish the challenge if you don't change your lifestyle. The best way to continue losing weight after the challenge is by adopting a healthy eating plan as well as an exercise plan that fits your lifestyle.
4. The biggest enemy is your mindset
During the challenge there will be many distractions and roadblocks. Mostly this will be coming from yourself. Remember that you're trying to create a new habit and with any change, it will be difficult.
Find a challenge buddy. Be accountable. Share your progress with family and friends. By doing this, you'll help motivate yourself into completing the 5 day challenge.
5. Enjoy the journey
It's all about the journey to good health. And instead of complaining, use this challenge as an opportunity to read and learn more about healthy foods.
You'll find out that those fruits and vegetables don't taste bad at all. And that they do provide you with the nutrients that your body needs.
Thanks for reading!