Yep! You read that correctly. I crushed the 21 Day Sugar Detox. Yesterday was my last day, and I think it was pretty successful. I have to admit, I was a little flexible with the sweet potato energy modifications, but my body needs it. I workout early in the morning, fasted. I need to make sure that I have a carb source in my body every evening so I am able to maintain my energy levels for working out, and to maintain my energy throughout the day. You know, because I have to work full time, and I have a very busy little girl to engage and love and play with.
So how am I feeling after being sugar free for 21 days? GREAT! I feel awesome. My energy levels have improved. I'm enjoying the little things more, I feel happier, I just feel good. Obviously this is not all because of the sugar detox. I am happy at work, things are going well at home for us.
What are some of the benefits of doing the detox? Other than feeling better, my skin has cleared up. I have less bloating, gas and stomach discomfort. I am sleeping better. I have dropped 9lbs (That is exciting). It has also gotten me back on track for clean eating and sticking to my Paleo lifestyle.
What was my biggest challenge? hmmmm, this is a difficult question for me this time. There was one day I really wanted to have some wine, but it passed. I did not have any cravings for sweets, and didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. There were a few times I looked at the bags of potato chips stored in the basement, but I never had a huge desire to eat them.
What is next for me? Keep going! Keep going strong! I am going to try and continue to limit my sugars, even natural sugars. I still have 11lbs to go, and they wont disappear unless I keep up the work. The sugar detox was just the springboard to get my diet and healthy lifestyle back on track.
Well that's it for now. Stay tuned for upcoming adventures with me. I want to start including some more recipes on the blog again. I have a request for sweet potato lasagna, so keep your eyes peeled!
Be Healthy, Be Happy!