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Sugar Detox – day 21 (aka The End)

So, I’ve reached the end of my sugar detox.  There were some looong days, and some cravings here and there, but for the most part I’d say the time went pretty fast.  My digestion isn’t perfect – I don’t think it every will be (and c’mon, can’t broccoli give you gas? and that’s heathy!) – but I feel better and would like to try and stick with this way of eating.

Confession time: I had dessert today.  But I only did it because it was a special occasion and I didn’t want to be rude!  I don’t think it had much sugar, but definitely wheat. *sigh*  It would have to be on the last day, right?  It might just be an assumption, but I had a stomachache later, which may or may not have been because of the treat.  So, it wasn’t horrible, it was strawberry shortcake.  Could have been worse!  Say, death by chocolate cake or something?  Gosh… I could use some chocolate right about now…

Breakfast:
banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie

green curry fritters

Green Curry Fritters | credit: myrecipes.com

Lunch:
leftovers from yesterday – burger (no bun) with sauteed onions; BLT salad with egg, radishes, and dairy-free Caesar dressing; pepper strips; olives; garden beans (some of them were our new purple variety!); water

Snack (dessert):
strawberry shortcake – biscuit with strawberries and fresh whipped cream; water

Dinner:
Green Curry Fritters (some alterations, the biggest of which was cornmeal and flaxseed meal instead of bread crumbs) on top of mixed greens with dairy-free Caesar dressing; rice with chipotle hot sauce; water – Those fritters, more like burgers, were sooo good! I’ll definitely be making them again.

*See my other sugar detox days.

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Sugar Detox – day 20

Happy 4th of July!  In the spirit of freedom, I allowed myself some fruit.  I admit it… I had some fruit today. Gimme a break!

Pineapple Sorbet

Pineapple Sorbet | credit: benbellavegan.com

Breakfast:
banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Lunch:
brussels hash with bacon, onion, and avocado; water

Snack:
olives; water

Dinner:
burger with sauteed onion (no roll); BLT salad with hard-boiled eggs, radishes, and dairy-free Caesar dressing; corn on the cob with ghee; iced coffee with almond milk

The Fruit:
Pineapple Sorbet (without honey)

See other detox days:
day 01 | day 02 | day 03 | day 04 | day 05 |day 06 | day 07 | day 08 | day 09
day 10 | day 11 | day 12 | day 13 | day 14 | day 15 | day 16 | day 17 | day 18 | day 19

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Sugar Detox – day 19

We met some out-of-town family members at Beavertail this morning – so much fun!  I pretty much got up, made breakfast for everyone, whipped up my smoothie… then started putting lunch together.  Somewhere in there I managed to get myself dressed. *grin*

Breakfast:
banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Lunch:
leftover Salmon Scrambled Eggs; olives; pepper slices; water

Snack:
half a smoothie

Dinner:
brussels hash with bacon, onion, and avocado (no egg); water (everyone else kept saying how good this looked, so I had to share a few bites)

See other detox days:
day 01 | day 02 | day 03 | day 04 | day 05 |day 06 | day 07 | day 08 | day 09
day 10 | day 11 | day 12 | day 13 | day 14 | day 15 | day 16 | day 17 | day 18

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Sugar Detox – day 18

Almost to the end of the twenty-one days, and I’m not really sure how I feel!  For the most part I feel better, but I do wish I saw more improvement in how my clothes fit.  I can get obsessed with the numbers on the scale so have made a specific point not to weigh myself, but I did a couple times and I think I may have lost a couple pounds.  I’m still not down to where I was at the end of the Virgin Diet, however… and I still have a long way to go after that.

I’m leaning towards adding back in some fruits (maybe berries, since they tend to be lower in sugar and high in antioxidants) and dark chocolate.  I think I’ll keep the sugar, dairy, and wheat out though and see if I continue to make progress.

Breakfast:
banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie

We had a whole bunch of green onions from our garden, and decided to chop them up and freeze portions in sandwich baggies, then nest those baggies in a gallon ziplock.  Well, those little baggies of green onions have come in handy for egg dishes.  Just dump the frozen green onions in the pan with some fat and sautee them before adding the other ingredients.

Lunch:
Salmon Scrambled Eggs (with the green onions! no cheese) drizzled with chipotle hot sauce – made the whole recipe, at half, will have the other half tomorrow; water

Snack: 
brown rice crackers; water

Dinner:
leftover Butter Chicken (made with ghee and coconut milk, just the sauce – not on top of rice) with a few slices of uncured hot dogs that I made for the kids; water

Had a late night last night so I’m finishing this up the next day.  Was really hungry when I returned home in the evening from an errand, but just sipped on water.  I’ve been trying really hard not to snack too much!

Have any of you heard of the plant/herb Rhodiola?  I’m not into supplements – I think they just create expensive pee! – but my sister was talking about them, and her esthetician highly recommends it, and I’ve been reading into it… curious.

See other detox days:
day 01 | day 02 | day 03 | day 04 | day 05 |day 06 | day 07 | day 08
day 09 | day 10 | day 11 | day 12 | day 13 | day 14 | day 15 | day 16 | day 17

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Sugar Detox – day 17

Today was a long, tiring day for me, and I got really grumpy that I couldn’t just eat what I wanted.  At times like these, I wonder, is it really worth it, denying myself?  “Daddy I want an oompa loompa now!”  Sometimes I feel like that – I want what I want, and why can’t I just have it already?  But I know how awful I’d feel giving into that.

Breakfast:
Any guesses?  Smoothie!

Lunch:
Cucumber and radish slices; brown rice crackers; 2 hard-boiled eggs; 4 slices deli meat (ham and turkey); water

Dinner:
Quinoa pasta with garlic and ghee; baked cod topped with mayo, flaxseed meal, cornmeal, dill, salt & pepper; water

Snack:
Haven’t had it yet, but I have a feeling I’ll snack on some nuts or something…
*Update: yup, I had a handful of mixed nuts!

See other detox days:
day 01 | day 02 | day 03 | day 04 | day 05 |day 06 | day 07 | day 08
day 09 | day 10 | day 11 | day 12 | day 13 | day 14 | day 15 | day 16