Day 10 Update – 21 Day Sugar Detox
Well, here we are on Day 10 of the 21DSD and I’ve obviously failed miserably at providing daily updates. :) The good news is that I’ve not failed miserably at the 21 Day Sugar Detox.
I became aware of several things, one which really surprised me, by the end of the first week:
1) I don’t miss chocolate. I had ramped up to eating dark chocolate way too often during the holidays. I was busy and it was my comfort food. Like daily way too often. And I don’t miss it at all. I was eating WAY too much of something that I don’t miss at all. I’m not saying I’ll never eat it again, but it’s going to be relegated to a once or twice a month treat.
2) I do miss having my nightly cocktail but I need to tweak that a bit. I was drinking mostly red wine. I love even a mediocre Malbec and the Argentinian Malbecs are usually pesticide free, even if not certified organic. But I also love the American Harvest Organic Vodka, especially with lots of ice and a dash of fizzy water and would have it only occasionally. I’m going to reverse the ratio because of the higher sugar content in the red wine.
3) I have sugar issues. This came as no surprise. When I first went Paleo, I limited my fruit intake to one or two servings a day. During the holidays, as with the dark chocolate increase, the one to two servings a day inched up to 3 to 4 servings a day. Plus sweet potatoes. I love sweet potatoes. And I was always hungry. After the detox, I am going to continue to limit my fruit – two servings a day, unless I engage in serious physical activity, with sweet potato counting as a fruit.
Did I mention I don’t miss chocolate? You can’t imagine how bizarre that is to me. Or maybe you can.
So how are y’all doing?