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    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

It’s a 21 Day Sugar Detox!…

Whoooot, whoooot!  Alright, so I’m just trying to keep myself mentally motivated.  A couple of whoot whoots is what typically gives me that umph.  Today I’m on day 3.  So far, I’ve not slipped up a single time, although I cannot tell you it’s been easy!

While I’m brand new to the 21DSD, my friend Lyndsey has done it before.. So I ask her questions that I can’t find the answers to online.

What is the 21DSD?  
In simple terms, it’s cutting out ALL sugar in your diet for 21 days.  That’s all carbs, pastas, even fruit!  Yes, fresh fruit is good for you, BUT it still contains a lot of sugar, even if it’s a natural sugar.  During the 21 days, you’re re-setting your taste buds & pallet to recognize that when you do eat things that are sweet, they taste just as sweet as they really are.  Don’t think sugar is in much of you foods?  Go take a look!  You’d be surprised at the amount of sugars that are in even “healthy” foods.  It may not be listed as sugar, but there are a lot of artificial ones too.  

Why am I doing it?
Recently on a weekend trip w/ a couple of girlfriends one said, “You are the healthiest-unhealthy person I know!  And, she’s right!  LOL  Our family eats all whole wheat grains; pasta/bread, etc., lean meats, organic fruits & veggies, organic dairy.. But yet when it comes to treats?  Yep, this girl is baaaaadd… I typically have candy in my purse, truck console, or desk drawer at any given time.  I really never used to have a sweet tooth until a few years ago.  Since then it’s only gotten worse.

Some of the effects from sugar consumption?
Empty calories, hunger after eating, spiking & dipping blood sugar levels, and the list goes on..

So as of right now, I’m on Day 3 of Level 1..

Day 1:  I was super pumped to start the program, bought all the foods I should be eating to have on hand.  I felt great all day long, until after dinner I really wanted “something”.. Something a little sweet as a treat.  Scouring the cabinets & fridge I found nothing that I was allowed.  I baked a batch of cinimon coconut cookies that turned out like spongy, gross flat muffins.  Then back to the drawing board, I made a “moo-less mousse”.. It was worse.  So bad that Erik tried it and went running for the sink to spit it out.  I never did find that something to satisfy my stomach.

Day 2:  GRUMPY!  Haha… Who knew that when you hear about sugar w/drawl symptoms, they would happen so quickly!  I definitely had a battle of will powers all day, and found myself thinking things like, “is this even worth the effort?”, or “what I wouldn’t give for about so many different foods right now that I cannot have”.. Also super low energy, I had to nap while Rowen napped!

Day 3:  Today was great!  Not too many cravings, and energy levels were back.. Our dinner tonight (see below) was delicious!  The kids ate it right up and had seconds.  Feeling positive about the remainder of the detox today.

Here’s our menu for the week for dinners:
Monday:  whole chicken in the crockpot w/ carrots
Tuesday:  baked chicken legs w/ baked zucchini

Wednesday: cajun polish sausage w/ veggies stir fry

Thursday: garlic seasoned baked pork chops
Friday:  dinner w/ our small group, gondolas but I will have mine w/out bread
Saturday:  dinner out
Sunday: pork stir fry

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Kim Addicks - June 6, 2013 - 6:48 AM

Hang in there girl, not easy at first but so worth it!

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