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The 21 Day Sugar Detox- Week 2

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I’ve officially completed week 2 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox woo hoo!

This week has been SO MUCH better than the first. I’ve had little to no hunger between meals, no headaches, my digestive system has been working great, I’ve been sleeping well and have had so much energy throughout the day!

I’m starting to really consider continuing this clean eating after the 21 days are up!

The key to this week has been figuring out the correct balance of carbs, proteins and fats that my body needs AND at what time of day my body needs some extra carbs. I personally need to have carbs like a sweet potato in the morning then a tiny bit at lunch then am good to go with proteins and fats for the rest of the day! *Remember I’m adding extra carbs like brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa…etc due to the modifications available for those who are very active.

BUT to keep it real there have been some challenges from this past week that I’ll go over in this post.

 

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My standard breakfast sweet potatoes covered in coconut oil and cinnamon mmmmmm! Recipe will be on the blog Wednesday!

 

What I’m craving…

My cravings this week haven’t been that bad. The first week I was dying for a piece of chocolate or some candy but this week both Bryce and I have been wanting comfort foods like pizza, spaghetti or sh*t a burger WITH a bun! 

To help with these cravings we’ve been cooking things like spaghetti squash spaghetti, made buns out of sweet potatoes for burgers and found some AWESOME brown rice pasta from Trader Joe’s!

So maybe the first week is craving sugar, the second is missing those comfort foods you’re so use to eating then no cravings in week 3…here’s hoping!

 

What’s been challenging…

CONVENIENCE!

I never realized until doing this detox how much I relied on bars to stay alive. 

During the day I’m busy at work and it’s so much easier to eat a Perfect Bar or RX Bar than cutting up a red pepper to dip in Bitchin Sauce

I fully plan on adding good bars back into my diet when the 21 Day Sugar Detox is over but instead of having 2+ bars per day I’m going to make a conscious effort to only have 1 per day and all other snacks must be real food.

Another huge challenge was hiking yesterday. Bryce and I went on a very strenuous hike with my family and instead of eating the usual hiking foods like dried fruit, granola bars, crackers, chips, beer…etc we pre planned and brought some sugar free turkey, pistachios, cut up green apples and sugar free jerky to snack on. Yes, it took some extra effort but I’m so proud of us for sticking to our plan!

Oh and alcohol…ughhhhh I want a glass of wine SO BAD! But these alternatives have helped.

 

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OBSESSED with the Asian Turkey Meatball recipe from the 21 Day Sugar Detox cookbook*! Do you guys want me to post the recipe for this? Let me know!

 

What’s gone well…

I think doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox with a partner is everything! I’ve had some weak moments  where I swear if Bryce wasn’t home I’d probably devour all the chocolate sitting in our house.

Bryce has been VERY disciplined and it’s really kept me motivated. He weighed himself the other day and is already down 15 lbs…LUCKY!

I’m also very proud to say we had to eat out twice this week and made great choices. Friday we ate at True Foods which was simple to make a healthy choice at then Saturday had to go a steak house where EVERYONE had beautiful au grain potatoes, spinach artichoke dip (my favorite) and creme brulee but Bryce and I stayed strong with steamed veggies, steak and fish! 

 

What I’ve been eating:

I’m a creature of habit and once I find something that works I stick to it. Most days my day of eating has looked like this:

  • B: 1/2 sweet potato, 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado with 2 cup of coffee 
  • S: 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt with slivered almonds
  • L: dinner leftovers
  • S: red bell pepper with 1-2 Tbsp of Bitchin Sauce
  • D: Something healthy from the 21 Day Sugar Detox cookbook (see below)

OH and peppermint tea has been my saving grace! I have seriously been drinking close to 5 cups/ day after meals to keep away cravings and surprisingly it’s really been helpful!

 

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On to week 3…BRING IT ON!

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply shaniece January 16, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Please post the recipe for the Asian Turkey meatball, its look so yummy. Great job staying on track with the sugar free detox, I’m considering doing this!
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    • Reply Diana Becker January 16, 2017 at 8:15 am

      It’s SO GOOD and so easy! I’ll post it next week 🙂

  • Reply Kellen McAvoy January 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Those sweet potatoes sound so good! I know you can’t have sugar yet, but when you can, I recommend a small teaspoon of pure maple syrup on sweet potatoes with some cinnamon. It’s one of my new favorites 🙂
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    • Reply Diana Becker January 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      OMG I bet maple syrup is AMAZING on sweet potatoes. 6 days…but who’s counting haha!

  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado January 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    This sounds really hard to do haha! But I’m sure it’s 100% worth it! I wanna do this 🙂
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    • Reply Diana Becker January 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      It’s been very challenging but so eye opening. I did not realize how much extra sugar I was eating…kind of scary actually.

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