21 Day Sugar Detox – Update Week 3

Well week three sees the end of my second 21 day sugar detox. To be honest, I’m a little glad that it is over. I knew I was over it the other day, when I realised I was talking myself out of (in my head) having an orange. Not such a big deal really, but it made me think about how many days left and I usually am not even thinking about it.

This week I have been flat out with work and study commitments and it has effected the amount of effort I have put into my meals. Its seen me more salads than I really am happy with. I know though that we all go through these times. So its reassuring to get through it eating as well as I have. I have had to eat out and not all meals have been my usual choices, but they are still good choices where I am able. No matter how you choose to eat, as long as you make the best choices you can then you are staying true to yourself.

Here is what has been on my plate this week:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Day14

3 eggs, scrambled

2 x mini crustless quiches

(recipe on blog)

Lamb chops with steamed vegetables

Day15

4 eggs, scrambled

Guacamole on salad

Curried tomato soup

Day 16

Chia pudding with banana, walnuts & bee pollen

Leftover curried tomato soup

Asian baked chicken thighs with sautéed pak choy and mushrooms.

(recipe on blog)

Day 17

2 eggs, poached with 2 rashes bacon.

Leftover asian baked chicken thighs with sautéed pak choy and mushrooms. (recipe on blog)

Satay chicken (coconut sugar removed) served with cauli-rice.

(recipe on blog)

Day 18

2 eggs, poached with 2 rashes bacon.

Leftover satay chicken and cauli-rice. (recipe on blog)

Smoked salmon sushi

(out for dinner)
*not paleo, but the best option I had available to me.

Day 19

Chia pudding with banana, walnuts & bee pollen

2 x mini crustless quiches

(recipe on blog)

Roast beef with roasted root vegetables and steamed veggies.

Day 20

2 eggs, fried tomatoes and spinach

Leftover roast beef shredded on green salad.

Lemon & artichoke chicken with steamed vegetables

(recipe on blog)

Day 21

Chia pudding with banana, walnuts & bee pollen

Leftover lemon & artichoke chicken, just chicken.

Lamb ribs with simple garden salad

Snacking.

Again, I didn’t find the need to snack again this week. I may have just been too busy to even get a chance, but when your belly is full, you don’t need to cram more in there. I did have that moment with the orange and talking myself out of it. That wasn’t necessarily because I was hungry, I was cutting them up for the kids and just thought how good it looked. I don’t eat much fruit and craving that orange is not a bad thing and I didn’t feel like I was falling off the sugar free band wagon. It was just a moment I realised I was eating differently.

Weight.

My weight has continued to stay the same. I didn’t get a chance to go to the gym as much as I would have liked with my busy schedule. I only managed twice this week, where I usually like to go 3-4 times a week, but sleep became more important to me this week. I’m happy that the weight stayed the same, again weight loss was never my goal, so happy to be at a weight that is obviously working for me at the moment.

How am I feeling?

As I mentioned, sleep is very important. I have been struggling to stay awake most evenings, so I have decided to make a conscious effort to listen to my body and get sleep. Its very important people. The 21 dsd may have effected my need for more sleep or my work load, but I’m not doing it well at the moment so I’m getting what I can when I can.

Other than sleep, I have been feeling great. Managing to get through that the week has demanded of me and surviving, possibly thriving.

So this is obviously the last post for the detox. Please if you have any questions about trying it yourself, let me know, I’d love to hear from you and offer you some advice/support as you make that journey.

Brooke x

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