Thursday, January 24, 2013
21 Day Sugar Detox...Done & Done!
Okay! So after a mostly Paleo Christmas, I wanted to get back on the 100% Paleo wagon. Most of my meals were Paleo, but I was allowing myself some treats, etc. I heard about the 21 Day Sugar Detox when I was listening to a Balanced Bites podcast & was on board. I bought the guide & went for it. I lost 6.5 lbs the first week & lost a total of 8.2 lbs.
It's not meant to be for weight loss...it's supposed to be about resetting your interpretation of what sweet tastes like & as such you needed to cut out all sweeteners, calorie laden & calorie free. I definitely found it to be worthwhile. It was challenging at times, but now I better appreciate making choices about the intake of Paleo & non-Paleo sweeteners.
Before, I felt like I needed to have something sweet at least every day...sometimes with both lunch and dinner. But now, even after it's been over for a few days, I'm finding that I'm still acting like I'm on the detox & won't have any kind of sweeteners. And when I do want to have something sweet, I a) don't worry about doing it & b) am satisfied with less than I would've been previously. I feel like my calibration of the desire for sweet things has been "re-set".
So all in all, very happy with the results & I'll do it again for sure! Thanks Balanced Bites!