What you put in, is going to be equal to what you get out. I have re- learned this little fact in the last few weeks. Whatever you put into your body is going to either help you achieve what you want, or it will hold you back. I have been eating clean for a while now and I can tell you I feel a difference. I always heard people say that they could feel when their sugar was low, or they needed to have a snack because they were feeling their energy lacking. I can for the first time in my life say I know and understand what people are saying. The first week and a half two weeks I felt awful. As I was purging my system of my dependency on Mountain Dew, not that I felt I drank it all that often, but obviously enough that when I quit, my body went through with drawls. The same went for my food choices, it wasn't like I was making poor choices all the time, but for what I want to achieve, I was. Learning what a true portion is, to how to cut out things that are not needed in daily food choices. I can tell you that it has not been easy, but slowly, sometimes ever so slowly, I learn that you don't need those things that you once craved. Now don't get me wrong, they still tempt me, they still taste good, but the extra food coloring, dyes and preservatives and fillers just have no place in my vision of how I want to be. So, I keep hydrating with lots of water, snacking and eating things that are good for me with no added anything and keep my eyes on the future. Slowly, deliberately with dedication and determination I will get to where I want to be.