Well….. its FRIDAY!!!! I usually do Friday Favorites but I promised a Week One recap of my 30 day sugar detox…..
Soooooo here is my current state:
So on Fridays, depending on how my child was the whole week I will reward him with donuts. Today was HARD! I resisted the usual dozen donut holes and a warm kolache from the donut store this morning. Instead, I am enjoying my scrambled eggs on sugar free toast with avocado. It has actually become my new favorite breakfast AND snack. Week 1 has been pretty good so far, I have not had ANY sugar. Of course the temptations, cravings and habit-of-wanting-all-things-sweet were real but I survived week 1! I weighed myself last Friday to see if I will lose any weight from this diet. So far… I am down 2 pounds! Guess this detox isn’t so bad 🙂 But….. I REALLY want a Diet Coke and Starbucks!!!
Here is my WEEK 1 recap….
(BTW – my weekly meals are below the recap to see what I ate every day)
DAY 1 – Friday
Feeling pretty good and following the diet plan. Felt a little sluggish towards the end of the day but nothing too crazy. I haven’t had any major cravings except with it being Friday I would like an ice cold beer. Sticking to the dryest red wine and some good reality tv at home.
DAY 2 – Saturday
Woke up feeling great, ran 6 miles and did not feel tired or sluggish. Breakfast consisted of sugar free cereal/almond milk and I added some cinnamon for flavor. Ridge had a soccer game that my family came to and then it was time for lunch with the family. We decided to go to Chili’s since I had more options as far as healthy food. I am totally obsessed with Chili’s queso so I sat in misery while they all enjoyed this amazing appetizer. I had grilled chicken and steamed broccoli. I was actually super impressed with the chicken. My meal was $5 and considered a kids meal. WIN!!! I had to do some shopping so I took Ridge with me. Of course he wanted some candy at one of the stores and me being the “whatever-doesn’t-make-you-scream” type of mom, I said fine! Sour Watermelon Gummies – my favorite. I didn’t have ONE! That was hard. But, I knew my large glass of wine was waiting for me later 🙂
DAY 3 – Sunday
Cleaning & Laundry Day! I have started feeling the detox working in my body. I am lacking energy but thanks to coffee, I can function and get my house sparkly clean. Speaking of coffee, I can not add my regular creamer or Splenda so I am just adding sugar free milk. It isn’t too bad. I have now gotten used to the taste of no artificial sweeteners. My husband has been really great about not wanting to go out to eat at all. He has actually been taking part in my sugar free meals and my son is not complaining either. His snacks are healthier and he seems to like the fact that everything is “new”. Trader Joes has really great snack options especially for kids. Hardest part at night is no desserts.
DAY 4 – Monday
Back to work where there are lots of temptations as far as snacks and drinks. I knew this going into this detox so I was already preparing myself to just stay away. I brought my breakfast/lunch to work and I wrote out a weekly meal schedule to help prepare everything. This has helped me stay on track and save time on figuring out what to eat. If you want to log your meals for the week, here is the PDF meal plan I used. No office snacks or my daily Diet Coke… I had water all day.
DAY 5- Tuesday
I normally run 2 miles in the mornings before work but I woke up feeling dizzy and lightheaded. I am guessing this is the lack of sugar or my body adjusting to the diet. It could of just been that I was tired but I usually am up ready to get my run on without feeling weird. I haven’t seen any drastic changes physically but I can feel it in my body so far. I have read that it is normal for energy levels to go down when you are decreasing your sugar intake but once you get the toxins and waste out of your systems, you will have more energy. I think that is the case with my body at this point. My energy level went up as the day went on and I felt great to teach dance. Totally forgot to take a snack so I had to stop at the store to get something. It is challenging finding a “small snack” with no sugar at the grocery store. Grabbed some fresh fruit and headed to the studio.
DAY 6 – Wednesday
Got my 2 mile run in before work and I don’t feel dizzy or sluggish. PB&J smoothie for breakfast is amazing!! I can also say that it is not cheap to be healthy but I haven’t spent a dime on eating out or fast food. I also have not been to Starbucks in 6 days!! WHATT??!?!?! I normally would have already been 4 times. Feels pretty good to save money in that department 🙂 However, I do miss my daily orange juice. I have not found one that is sugar-free so that is a little depressing. I will probably be substituting Vitamin C pills to replace my orange juice consumption. Learning process. Good news: It is Wine Wednesday 🙂
DAY 7 – Friday
I’M ALIVE!!!!!! One week of NO SUGAR has not been that bad. This morning was tough as I already stated but I didn’t die without donuts. Feeling pretty good especially since I have lost 2 pounds. I hope this is a good sign since I have 23 days to go!!! YIKES!
Here is what I have eating that last 7 days.
Stay tuned for a Week 2 recap next week. Maybe I will be adjusted to the food and feel more energized. This weekend, I am judging an event and they feed us the most amazing food, not to mention all of the candy, snacks, cokes etc. they have on panel for us. This will be a true test to my discipline – or the opposite, I might rip every bag of candy open and just inhale it! Also, hoping to find another alcohol option besides red wine.
Have you ever done a sugar-detox? What are your thoughts on detoxing? Are any of my symptoms normal for this kind of detox?