I did it! I completed the 21 Day Sugar Detox! To be honest, those exclamation points are a little exaggerated from how I really felt waking up this morning (Day 22). Maybe because today was Tuesday, maybe because I didn’t change my diet that drastically over the past three weeks, or maybe I’m just no fun.
All of that aside I do feel like I accomplished something and proud of the self-control I had throughout the detox (except for one cheat meal) My body is grateful for how I’ve treated it over the past three weeks, that I can tell you for sure.
My favorite part of committing to this sugar detox was all of the fantastic recipes in Diane’s book. It will remain on my kitchen counter far beyond my sugar free days. I definitely recommend this detox for anyone. If you already eat paleo / primal, it will help you stay on track throughout the entire week and also figure out if any certain foods are causing any problems. If you do not eat paleo or primal yet, then I absolutely recommend the 21 Day Sugar Detox as a jump-start into the lifestyle. Here’s my recap:
My Favorite Recipes
- Crumb Topped Brussels Sprouts
- Mustard Glazed Chicken (from book)
- Beef Jerky (from book)
- Cinilla Nut Mix (from book)
- Mexican Meatloaf (from book)
- Chorizo & Eggs with Heirloom Tomato Salsa
- Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaves
- Balsamic Braised Beef (from book)
- Bacon & Broccoli Frittata
Results I’ve Felt or Seen
- Less bloating
- No random stomach aches / digestive issues
- No hangovers (from eating or drinking bad)
- Clarity, refreshed feeling
- Skin is just starting to clear a bit
Food/Drink I Missed the Most
- Honey Almond Butter
- Dark Chocolate (100% is no bueno)
- Cottage Cheese
How I will transition now that I have finished the detox:
Diane suggests that you introduce foods back into your diet one at a time. Eat that one food a few times throughout the day and then not again for two days. This will help determine which foods cause certain reactions. Being that it’s the middle of the week, I didn’t have a big “Woo hoo I completed this sugar detox now let me stick my face in a bucket of candy bars” type of desire.
I started small and had what I missed the most. I had a RIPE banana with Justin’s Honey Almond butter this morning. It’s funny the almond butter only has 3 grams of sugar but it tasted extra sweet!
This weekend is Andy’s birthday and we are heading to Vermont for a ski weekend. I am sure I will indulge a bit (or a lot) at that point – so will report back!
Did anyone else just finish the 21 Day Sugar Detox? What is the first food you introduced back into your diet?