Saturday, December 31, 2011

The 21 day sugar detox starts Monday!

I just signed up for the Balanced Bites 21 Day Sugar Detox! I am beyond ready to stop eating treats and return to my healthy paleo ways. I've actually been pretty good with the paleo breakfasts, lunches and dinners lately -- it's what happens in between that gets me. Nutella cookies, sugar in my coffee, chocolate covered almonds. Too much fruit, too many bad decisions at restaurants, etc. Blech! I'm so done. For the next three weeks, it will be all meat, veggies, eggs, healthy fats and more veggies. Maybe a few almonds, definitely some coffee (I'm so glad coffee isn't prohibited on this program) and probably a cup or two of herbal tea each day.

Fortunately, I won't be alone in my efforts -- my sister-in-law Sheryl and my friend Summer signed up, too. I know it always helps to have a support network like this, so I am super excited that they are participating. Hello, accountability!

The difficulty for me in all of this is going to be the planning. I'm going to have to keep the fridge stocked and I'm going to have to cook. This wasn't a problem for me a year ago, but now I'm so busy with the baby all day long. I'll figure it out, and I'll get it done. But it is going to take effort and commitment. I'm hoping that by the end of the 21 days, my desire to eat cookies will be gone (again). That is my main goal. I'm also looking forward to trying some new recipes (the program guide includes a bunch of recipes and The Food Lovers Primal Palate is publishing shopping lists and recipes that are detox-compliant, too) and getting my kitchen back in action. And, it would be a major bonus if I managed to loose the rest (or at least some) of the baby weight (12 pounds)!

And with that, I'm off to celebrate New Year's Eve with one glass of wine and a (probably) a bunch of sugar staring me down. Happy New Year, everyone!


  1. Have you tried the Balanced Bites 21 Day Sugar Detox before? I'm curious to hear how it goes for you. I've come to the conclusion that sugar is a big part of a lot that's wrong with me (weight, lack of energy, tiredness, depression, etc.) and I want to kick it but I know I'm truly addicted and the mood swings and craziness I know I'll have to face while detoxing it scare the crap out of me. I know how I get when I'm not even trying to detox. (Which I suppose is even more reason to do it.)

  2. Hi Tamara! No, I haven't done this one before, but I did do a paleo challenge at my gym back in 2010 that was more or less the same thing. That is what got me hooked on paleo. Some people definitely do experience mood swings and craziness ... I think it is great that you know to expect it. That might help make it easier.


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