I will start with a confession: I’m addicted to sugar. That doesn’t mean that I indulge in it all the time, but it does mean that I want to. Unfortunately, added sugar is in almost everything, so I don’t think that I am alone in my addiction.
I’ve decided to start the new year by doing a 21 day sugar detox, which includes eliminating all sources of added sugar as well as all fruit, dairy, gluten, alcohol, processed food, and simple carbohydrates. Essentially, I am embracing the caveman lifestyle and subscribing to the paleo system for the next while.
I am fully expecting terrible withdrawal symptoms, but on the bright side, Grams is doing the detox with me. Misery loves company, right? In all seriousness, I am excited to do this detox because I know it’s going to be good for my health, but I am also dreading it because, let’s face it, change is hard and depriving yourself of things that you like is crappy. I also hate being bored, so I’m sure that a limited diet will be a struggle for me.
I am hoping that the detox will improve my eating habits, help me make healthier choices, aid in weight loss, increase my energy level, help regulate my thyroid naturally, and even improve my complexion. On January 27, I will share my results with you, including:
- How I felt throughout the detox, including both my withdrawal symptoms and any positive effects that I experience
- My weight loss, if any (I’m skeptical!)
- Roadblocks I faced, such as people inviting me to go out to eat (it’s only 21 days, they can wait!)
- What I ate during the detox (I have a complete meal plan that I created myself after much research. I was too
cheapfrugal to pay for the 21 Day Fix)
- My next steps and what my diet will look like after the detox is complete
Have you ever done a sugar detox or any other kind of detox? What were your results? Do you have any advice or encouragement for me? Please share!
The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally
The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook
Sugar Detox for Beginners: A Quick Start Guide to Bust Sugar Cravings, Stop Sugar Addiction, Increase Energy and Lose Weight with the Sugar Detox Diet, Including Sugar Free Recipes
Sugar Detox for Beginners : Sugar Free Diet to Stop Sugar Addiction and Bust Sugar Cravings to Get More Energy and Lose Weight
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