Sugar detox day 1

I’m overwhelmed by the supportive comments from my “sugar junkie” post.  That’s what I love most about this community.  Even those of you who have never dealt with the same sugar issues as I have, can relate or sympathize on some level.  It’s such a relief to get such encouragement after being so open about my personal struggles.

However, I feel the need to clarify a bit before moving on.  There are many ways to do a “sugar detox” and mine is possibly a less strict version of some of the other’s you have heard about or in which you have participated.  I’ve received several questions about what I’m including and what I’m excluding.

– I plan to eat two servings of fruit per day, so this is not a no sugar diet.
– I plan to eat some processed grains (or any processed foods for that matter) that have no added sugar, which is easy to determine if you’re well versed in ingredient labels.
–  I am not cutting back on an vegetables, including carrots, sweet potatoes, corn, and beets.  In fact, it’s a miracle when I actually do eat beets (which I ate today!).
– The jury is out on Stevia and I don’t use much of it so I’m not taking it out of my diet.

So maybe this is a little less hard core than most sugar detox diets, but rigid diet rules and I don’t get along very well, so I think this is what will work best for me.  This is about as drastic as I can handle for the time being, but I always have the choice to reevaluate at the end of the week and make additional eliminations or additions as needed.  I’m thinking of this as a bit of a science project to see if I will feel differently with a significant reduction in sugar consumption .

Now let’s get to what I’ve been eating in the past 24 hours.

Dinner last night –

Cod with peach salsa (1/2 a fruit), okra, and corn on the cob with a glass of white wine.

I late had a glass of red wine after the movie we saw and had a cup of tea with a bit of Stevia when we got home.

Breakfast –

Oat bran with 1/2 cup of blueberries (1st fruit) and 1/4 cup of egg whites, topped with PB (just peanuts and salt) and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt; coffee and a splash of skim milk.

Snack #1 –

Green juice with kale, parsley, beets, 1/2 an apple (2nd fruit) garlic, spinach, and carrots.

Lunch –

Lentil veggie salad topped with avocado; carrots, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, cucumber, and red pepper hummus.

Substantial snack #2 –

Tomato pesto and mozzarella “sandwiches”, smoked salmon, and I also had a big handful of pistachios with the shell.

Now Brad and I are off to a fun night out to dinner with friends.  I’ll include this meal in my Detox Day 2 post.

Have a lovely Saturday evening!