What I Learnt
A week after the challenge, I still haven’t returned to my bad old ways. My stomach is visibly flatter, and I enjoy not having to battle with the sharp hunger pangs that usually follow in the wake of sugar spikes. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was: in fact, knowing that my body is being properly nourished keeps me motivated. I can’t say the same for the rest of the family, though: although I’ve officially banned the kids’ favourite cereal (apparently one of the unhealthiest on the market), they still believe that cake is one of the five food groups, and James’ Coke is ensconced in the fridge. Still, they’re a little more open to trying new things, and Leya has definitely become aware of the importance of healthy eating, so I feel that at least we’ve made a start. My only concerns are that an organic- only pantry is too much of a stretch for my budget, and I don’t think I would ever want to give up the pure pleasure of coffee and cheesecake with a friend – but, everything in moderation, right?