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21 Day Sugar Detox – Week 1

Eight days and still going.

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It has had it’s challenges, but for me the positives definitely out weigh the negatives.

The temptation has been there this week. I have had 3 Christmas get togethers all including dinner and dessert. Oh dessert, how I miss you.

The cravings have not been as bad as I originally thought. They are there, and a couple of times I have thought to myself, ” screw the 21 days, you can always start over in January.” After about 5 seconds, I snap out of it and remember that another 14 days won’t kill me.

A couple of tricks I have used to keep the course:

Eat enough at breakfast – If I get hungry before 1100, then I know I am in trouble the rest of the day. This is especially tough after a tough swim in the morning. I can’t explain it, but I am crazy hungry after a swim. So I added a couple slices of bacon to breakfast, wether it is coconut flour pancakes or egg nests, bacon goes with anything.

Make a cheat list – Have a place where you can write down all the things that ou want, but can’t have, until the 21 days is over. By writing it down, I have been able to release my attention from those pesky cravings, holding them off until ‘cheat’ day. Mine is a 8 1/2″ piece of paper taped to my fridge, easy to find, easy to read.

Have an alternative available – There a many options for an alternate to your craving. The 21 Day Detox offers a couple of recipes including ‘Sweetener Free Chocolate Almond Butter Cups’ which are awesome for kicking that after dinner sweet craving.

As for training, not much to report. Sweet potato has turned out to be a great recovery food and I have but all eliminated my protein recovery shake.

So with one week down, I am looking forward to week two.

Question: Anything you use to curb the cravings?

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2 responses

  1. You are doing an incredible job! I have gone two days without chocolate (but havent totally cut sugar) and I thought I was doing well! keep up the good work 🙂

    December 11, 2012 at 3:12 am

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