Week 3: Focus on fat. One of the many benefits of fat is that it brings texture and flavor to whatever it encounters, making sugar extraneous. Ingredients rich in Omega-3s like nut butters, seeds, and the renowned avocado add not just good fat, but flavor complexity (and deliciousness!) too. Plus, fat has been shown to balance appetite levels and keep you satiated for longer periods of time. Make a real effort to get more fat into your diet — add a scoop of nut butter to your morning smoothie or top a hearty salad with some avocado.
This week, you’ll begin to feel those temptations come on strong — that’s why rethinking snacks and dessert are key. It is important this week to stay away from an excess of starches and carbs that could increase carb cravings. Set clear intentions this week and stay strong. Fortunately, you’ll really begin to feel a difference this week. Your skin will clear up and bloating will subside. At day 9, you will feel your metabolism start to speed up as well, which means easier workouts and quicker digestion!
UPDATE: It’s now been over 15 months since I began taking daily cold showers. After completing a full year, I decided to take hot showers to see how it feels. I thought I would like it but I quickly realized that I had actually built a new habit with cold showers and therefore I naturally abandoned hot showers after just a few days. I had forgotten how sluggish one feels after a hot shower. Or at least how sluggish I feel in comparison with how energized I feel after a cold shower :-)
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