It’s officially been ONE WEEK of no sugar/gluten/corn syrup/crap!
If you didn’t know I was doing the 21 sugar detox, pull your head out of the sand and watch this video!
The first few days were pretty hard. I crashed a lot from lack of caffeine and felt moderately hungry all the time. By day 4 I was gettin’ into the groove of it, but craved a hot satisfying meal (instead of all the deli meat, eggs, pickles, etc). So we grilled some steaks that night and that was all I needed to push me through the rest of the week. On to week #2 – It will be challenging because I’m going to Indiana for a roller derby tournament this weekend. Four days away from my kitchen. I predict lots of snacks, steak, Jimmy John’s, and Qdoba. And you know I’ll be taking pictures to post on my food photo blog – AbbyEats.
For the first week of 21DSD, I’ve also been tracking my food intake on SparkPeople.com. I wanted to make sure I was under 100 grams of carbs and getting enough protein and fat. I’m not worried about calories, but I find it really interesting that I ate so much more for the first two days. After week one, I haven’t been hungry all the time and can go longer stretches of time without a meal. This will be great for the 6 hour drive to Indiana. I noticed this phenomenon last year when I was strict Paleo. Feed your body awesome, nutritious food (versus stuffing yourself with filler) and you don’t need as much volume or calories to feel full. Plus, you feel full longer. What do you think of my Weekly Progress? The 2 grams of fructose is from a trail mix that I got with raisins. I didn’t eat the raisins, it was just easier to track it that way.
I hope you’re all having a great May!