Is Your Weekend Warrior Routine Creating Chronic Conditions
The symptoms caused by food sensitivities only begin to improve after around two weeks of removing inflammatory foods from your diet, but does not fully leave your system until 3 months. Your body does not start to correct itself and adjust levels until closer to 6 months.
So even with eating clean all week, every time you indulge on the weekend, you reset the clock for when your body can truly heal. This constant resetting allows for inflammation to build up, your gut integrity to weaken, and chronic symptoms to develop including joint pain, stomach issues and "foggy" brain.
So how do you break out of the weekend warrior cycle? Start by addressing your mindset. Instead of looking forward to what foods you will "cheat" with this weekend, plan an activity that doesn't involve food. Try out rock climbing or an art class. Next, look to substitute unhealthy options with healthier versions of the same thing. Rather than an apple pie, make an apple crisp with Swerve's brown sugar substitute, and an almond flour, pecan, coconut flake topping. Finally, find a community of like-minded individuals that you can pursue a more health-conscious lifestyle with.