Whew! I made it through the first day of the 21-day sugar detox! It wasn't as tough as I envisioned, but I did realize that I have developed a serious dark chocolate addiction. Yesterday might have been the first day in two months that I haven't had chocolate. No wonder I haven't lost the last 12 pounds of baby weight! Too much chocolate! Chocolate, I am going to miss you.
Otherwise, the day went well and I feel really good. No headaches or withdrawal symptoms (yet!). I started the day with my normal breakfast (scrambled eggs and avocado), had some carrot sticks, green apple slices, pecans and leftover roasted turkey for snacks, and for dinner we made spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and ground beef (one of our quick/easy dinners) along with a cucumber/mixed greens salad. For fun, I also made the sweetener-free cinnamon coconut cookie recipe in the sugar detox guide. The cookies weren't my thing, though, so I threw them away. Three perfectly good (and expensive) eggs gone to waste. Oh, well. If you're going to experiment in the kitchen, you have to allow for some ingredient casualties now and then.
The one big mistake I made today? Not drinking enough water. I drank a couple of small glasses this morning, but didn't drink another glass until about 6pm -- and by that time I felt really thirsty so I was probably dehydrated. The two giant mugs of (black) coffee probably didn't help, either.
I guess that is it for now! I feel like I should have more to say for some reason, but I need to get back to my baby. She usually stays up till midnight, so for us the night is still young!