Right close to 24 hours since I've had processed (non-organic) foods, and I'm going through major withdrawal symptoms. I'm sweating and shaking and have a headache. This is hard. Is this what drug detoxing is like?

I'm craving chocolate and cherry cordials and a huge Fuddruckers cheeseburger and ice cream and a Big Mac and cheesecake and even iced tea, and know I can't have them. I'd have to start all of this over again.

Makes me truly wonder what is added to processed foods to be so addictive. Did the food industry take a cue from the cigarette industry?


Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

oh, sounds horrible but don't give up! One day soon I'm going to scale way back on my processed crap too - in June. Until then, I'm watching & observing. Thanks for sharing your journey!

TJ said...

hang in there! I didnt know there was such a withdrawal reaction from such foods. I ditched almost all processed foods a while back but didnt notice any issues.

Stay strong Vee!


Deborah said...

I have to agree with you on all counts. I have those same withdrawl symptoms when I've been on that stuff. I think they must put a little crack in that stuff.

VeeGettingHealthy said...

Deborah: Absolutely 100% agreed. I feel like I'm coming off prescript pain killers. I hope it ends soon.

Jen: I don't plan to give up because there's no way on this earth that I want to go through this again... start over again.

TJ: Maybe you didn't notice the symptoms because you didn't have as much in your system. Or maybe you were more busy. Or maybe we ate different things. I glad you didn't. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

Thanks for all of your support. I desparately need it right now. Vee

Fat[free]Me said...

Going cold turkey is going to be tough, you probably are processing quite a few toxins which is why you feel bad.

You will feel better soon, keep up the good work, it is worth it!