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I used to worry incessantly about my food addictions. I probably went years thinking I was an alcoholic; I couldn't imagine giving up drinking for even a day. But all that's behind me. I give it up every year. Last year I quit for over one hundred days. I then had to make a decision about whether to ever drink again, and slowly, drinking has crept back into my life where it's become an every evening thing again. However, I don't worry about it any more. I don't feel hungover in the mornings and in general I feel healthy. Plus I look forward to my New Year's cleanse when I give up alcohol. And sincerely, I do look forward to it. Here are the things the cleanse gives me:
More hours in the day (I go to bed later, get up earlier)
So whatever your demons are, I suggest getting into the habit of a cleanse at the New Year. Design your own. Sugar is a great one to give up, particularly if you're not an alcohol abuser or maybe you should put the pot away for awhile.
Twenty-one days is a good amount of time, in my humble opinion. And my best advice is, eat a lot of vegetables. Three days of changing your eating habits will change the composition of your gut microbes. Good microbes feed on plant material. Give those good guys something to work with and they'll be your best friends.