I spent last week at the beach after my 21 Day Sugar Detox. Officially I was “off the detox” so I could eat whatever I wanted. I decided to test the waters so to speak and see what would happen if I ate sugar again.
What Happens When You Add Sugar Back After 21 Day Sugar Detox?
It was my daughter’s birthday and we had an ice cream birthday cake. I love ice cream and just could not resist. So what happened, nothing, it tasted incredible. But… I wanted more of it. So the cravings began.
Everything Taste “Super Sweet”
You know how I love my wine, so I had planned to add back my 5’oclock Friday wine night. The first sip and … YUCK, it was so sweet. I changed to a drier white wine and it was much better. I was so surprised by my reaction.
Cookies And More Cravings
Now my sub-conscience is nagging at me that it is “okay to have sugar this week”. So I had hot out of the oven gooey chocolate chip cookies. But you can’t just eat one. The next thing I know I have eaten 4 and two hours later wanted another one.
Headaches Are Back
What I was really surprised were the headaches. It was like withdrawal symptoms all over again. My body was revolting against sugar. On top of that, I started having “bathroom problems” again.
It Is Just Not Worth It!
After working so hard and detoxing my body of sugar, those cookies are just not worth how bad I felt. I am ready to go another round of the 21 Days Of Sugar Detox.
This Time I Are Concentrating On Making This A Lifestyle Change
I officially started back this week, continuing to chose my meals from the YES list in the 21 Day Sugar Detox program. This round will be dedicated to making this a lifestyle. I will need to incorporate eating out and grab and go food. Adding back exercise will be important too as I need to lose weight. Not rewarding exercise with sugar will be another hurdle I will have to jump.
Not Sure You Are Ready- Try A 7-Day Sugar Detox Challenge
I have created a 7-Day Sugar Detox Challenge to help you see if you are ready to make the step to clean eating. To adapt to this new lifestyle is as much mental as it is physical. You have to WANT to change. The first 7 days are the hardest, once you have completed them, you have to decide if you are dedicated enough to continue on for the full 21 days. I found after the first 7 days I was feeling better and could tell my body was reacting in a positive manner. It was quite eye-opening.
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