Something has to change, guys.
A few people asked me why I hadn’t posted in over a month (and I love them for noticing/caring). The reason why? I had nothing to say. I would have felt like a phony writing about health when the reality is me eating, drinking, and skipping workouts.
I’m probably exaggerating. Over the past few weeks, I’ve still cooked healthy meals for myself. I’ve exercised 5-6 days a week. I’m conscious of every decision I make, good and bad.
I can’t feel guilty for enjoying myself. But I still feel like crap. My body needs … something. A reset. A detox. Maybe just a slap in the face. 😉
Which brings me to this: My 10 Day Sugar Detox.
My 10 Day Sugar Detox
The Reason: Simply too much consumption. I’ve caught myself slipping up and letting things slide a lot more than usual. And they’re not all big events, either, like going for ice cream or drinking frozen margaritas.
Adding honey to my yogurt, chocolate chips to my pancakes, drinking sweetened kombucha, and choosing flavored yogurts over plain have all contributed to my new dependency’ on sugar, which makes me tired and leaves me craving more.
The Rules: I vow to eliminate all added sugars, both natural and artificial. This includes honey, agave, maple/brown rice syrup, stevia, sucralose, fruit juices/extracts, coconut sugar, evaporated cane juice, alcohol (!), and of course, refined brown and white sugar.
The Plan: I will have to cook most meals for myself. I think I will be encouraged to use more whole ingredients like produce, grains, lean proteins like chicken and fish. I anticipate having to eliminate most packaged food items, including bread, protein/granola bars, cereal, etc. Also, no alcohol! I will continue to eat fresh fruits, because I don’t believe in restricting them.
The Results I’m Hoping For: I honestly just want to feel a difference. Anything. Being less tired would be great. And since sugar makes you crave more sugar, I hope to end this cycle!
I’m starting tomorrow – Tuesday, August 11th. The challenge will end on Friday, August 21st. Wish me luck!
- Have you ever done a sugar detox? Any advice?
- What do you find is the sneakiest source of sugar? I’d say bread and salad dressing!