My 21 day sugar detox is now complete and I learned a lot. I am sure that you have all been waiting with bated breath to hear how I fared…right? However, before I started this process, I did a lot of research to ensure that my approach was both safe and effective. If you are interested in doing a sugar detox, I highly recommend that you do the same.
Here are some resources to help you get started, which are all available in my store:
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
My 21 Day Sugar Detox Results
So, how were the last 21 days? If I had to sum the process up in one word, it would be: green.
- I learned how to be mindful about my eating and really pay attention to everything that I put in my mouth since there was so much that I wasn’t allowed to put into it.
- I experienced quite a bit of weight loss despite the fact that I caught a cold partway through the process and couldn’t work out. For anyone who has been following my fitness journey to date you will understand that this is a very big deal for me. Words can’t describe how I feel, so I leave you with this:
- Eliminating added sugar is one thing, but also eliminating fruit, dairy, gluten, alcohol, processed food, and simple carbohydrates at the same time is a lot to get used to. Surprisingly, I wasn’t grumpy like I feared that I would be and I did verify this observation with independent third parties.
- Eating a restricted diet can be very boring and repetitive. It’s also a pain when you’re out at a restaurant or at someone’s house for dinner.
- For the first few days, I had terrible headaches. I generally don’t take medication, but I wasn’t able to make it through my work day without taking some Advil.
- I was exhausted and I didn’t see an increase in energy at all. I hated feeling so drained all the time, but being sick was also a factor.
Am I going to keep eating like this forever? In a word, no, but I will continue to be mindful. I will slowly re-introduce fruit and dairy and indulge in simple carbohydrates every so often too because I don’t believe in saying “never” about many things in life. However, I do hope to only consume added sugar on occasion and to keep gluten out of my system entirely.
If you have done a detox, how did you feel after it was complete? What was your action plan to sustain your results when the detox was over?
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