Monday, March 4, 2013

Day #1: The 21-Day Sugar Detox...

I've always been a major sugar addict. I know this. But now, since going Paleo, I've been acutely aware of just how sugar-dependent I truly am. Dependent, as in: "This York Peppermint Pattie is okay because it's got dark chocolate and egg whites in it." Or, if I'm being truly honest, "These THREE York Peppermint Patties are okay because they've got dark chocolate and egg whites, and they're buy 2, get one free. Can't pass up a deal like that! And, heck, if I eat them all tonight, no one will know, right?"

Which brings me to today... I began Diane Sanfilippo's "The 21-Day Sugar Detox" (! I chose to do level 3, since I am already used to not eating bread, pasta, and grains or refined, pre-packaged stuff. She even has a workout for each of the 21 days (which, sadly, I chose to do level 1, since I am severely out of shape after having my four kids and arm and shoulder issues - which, by the way, was challenging even though it was supposed to be the "easy" workout!). I enjoyed it, though, and decided to jot down this quick blog entry before heading to the kitchen to scarf down some scrambled eggs with veggies and avocado! YUM!

I will keep everyone filled in on my progress. I am looking forward to feeling the amazing LIBERATION from sugar addiction, and it might be nice (Who am I kidding? It would be awesome!) to drop some more pounds over these three weeks!

Ta ta for now!


  1. Go Cresta, go! There is a detox my mom told me about that I am (slowly) considering. I'll let ya know if I give it a try!

  2. Is it, by chance, the Lemonade Diet, otherwise known as the Master Cleanser? That's a very popular detox/cleanse. Jason did it for 10 days. The trick with any kind of detox - and I'm saying this for my benefit, as well - is to not go back to the crap afterwards! That, I think, will be the hardest part for me. Just not "spacing it" and throwing junk in my mouth will be the hardest part!

    Thanks for the wish of luck! I'm going to need it! =)

  3. No, not lemonade. I think it's called The Plan. It has to do with identifying foods that give you an inflammatory response, thus causing you to gain weight and do other bad things to you.

    1. Interesting! I haven't heard of that one. I'll have to check it out, since a lot of my problems have to do with inflammation (Which, I found out, is directly related to how much sugar a person consumes...). It's no wonder I've had these issues with my shoulders and arms for over a year now. OVER A YEAR! Isn't that insane?