Home…A time to heal!

I’m home! I just returned tonight. As of tonight, I have had my last bite of gluten, dairy, and sugar (and other such nasty things like hydrogenated oils and such). No more for me. I’m sad that I ever got off the bandwagon, but hope I can get back on and remain free of those things….They don’t make me feel well…they only feed my emotions and keep me binging. Never mind the fact that they cause me terrible fibromyalgia pain, heartburn, headaches, stomach discomfort, and weight gain. Today, from this minute on, I promise myself and you that I will be gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. I will eat mindfully. I will learn to listen to my body and heal. I will do all I need to do to heal. I will go back to the basics…go back to adding one new food in at a time…and waiting three days before I try another one. I will start exercising again…and much more….here’s to hoping that I’ll be able to do this all…

Any suggestions would be great. Anyone know how long it takes to get the gluten, dairy, and sugar out of your system??


Thanks for all your support!



  1. Deb Steel

    Hi, Ariana: The gluten I believe takes at least a couple of months to get out of the body, but CAN in some instances take up to 2yrs(I think with older generations)….the sugar will come out in about 5-7days actually, and you’ll hit a wall with low energy, muscle aches, tiredness, and headaches maybe….best to not plan anything(seriously!!) that day or two until you start to feel better! Some people just want to sleep it off and if you have that luxury without kids/family to look after, then have at it! Once that first week is done, then you’ll be on the upswing to feeling energized, and I noticed that foods I was introducing DID taste BETTER than before because you have rid your body of the sugar that masks the taste of everything! Eat lot’s of veggies and nuts to help with any hunger pains or cravings you might have during that first week….in the grocery store, I had a hard time walking passed the licorice aisle so I’d have a handful of nuts before I went in and when I came out….in there, I now like to chew on xylitol gum! Wishing you all the best in your recovery!! ❤

  2. yzjamie

    I have read it can take as long as 8 weeks for it to be completely out of your system. However, you should start to feel better within a week or so, just not top notch.


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