6/28/15

21 Day Sugar Detox: Week 1

Yup... you read right.
I am doing the 21 day sugar detox.
Basically, you cut ALL sugar from your diet.
This should eventually cut down your cravings, and reset your body from sugar.
I eat A TON of sugar. It's in everything... but I really do eat an excess amount.
I also going to be hitting the gym 4 times a week.
If you know me, this is basically insane.
I don't diet, and I don't work out.

BUT I am not happy with myself and  I'm wanting to make some changes.
So here we go! 

Here is a list of the foods I can/can't eat during the next three weeks.
(I'm so glad cheese is on the CAN list)



I'll be blogging about what I eat in 3 different blog posts (7 days a piece).
Hopefully I remember everything I eat... This is mostly for me! To keep me organized and be able to look back on my progress, so feel free to ignore if you aren't interested! ;)
I'm also going to track my weight daily, and measurements every other day (which I won't be posting), as well as my emotions and moods and any changes I notice.
For those of you that are skeptical, I'm definitely going to make sure I'm still eating a good maount of food, just better, less sugary food.

I realized that I eat 10 pieces of bread a week (one PB&H sandwich a day), which equals 40 pieces of bread a MONTH. That's a lot... That's not even including cheese and bread I eat frequently, or bagels, or pizza... It's really bad. And gross. I'm constantly bloated, tired, and have very little energy. I almost never sleep through the night, and no matter what products I use, I still break out constantly.

 Hopefullly cleansing myself from sugar can help some of these problems! 
Also, if you have any great, sugarless recipes, PLEASE pass them my way.

Alright, let's go over week one! 

Day 1: 


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
Eggs with salt and pepper, no salsa:(
2 pork chops + sautéed bell peppers with garlic
Shrimp Zucchini Noodles and a green apple
Almonds, Carrots
None, but a lot of errands, grocery shopping, and walking
130.4 lbs

 Notes:  Good mood and excited to do this detox. Grocery shopping was pretty difficulty, all I wanted was sugar. I was randomly craving a slurpee, and then  I got really tired at the end of the day, and skipped the gym! I don't really like green apples,but the one I had after dinner was AMAZING and sweet. 


Day 2: 



Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
 3 egg muffins with green onions + bacon
 2 pork chops + sautéed bell peppers with garlic
3  Turkey Meatloaf Muffins + steamed carrots
Almonds, Pistachios, green apple
15 minutes of running, leg/thigh workouts
128.4 

Notes: I wasn't tired when I woke up this morning which was great! I also got my braces off and eating is so much more enjoyable!  I felt full after dinner, and the meatloaf muffins were soooo good, Hunter gave them a 9 out of 10. They did contain 1/4 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs, but oh well. SUE ME. Haha we did go to the gym and I got tired realllly easily. I hate running with a passion. My weight went down a few pounds which is awesome! 


Day 3: 



Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
3 egg muffins with green onions + bacon
3  Turkey Meatloaf Muffins + steamed carrots
Asian buffet... mostly crab legs and fish 
Pistachios, Almonds
None
127.2

Notes: I did measurements this morning and my waist is 2.5 inches smaller! I definitely didn't expect that. I also lost half an inch on my calves. Then I went to a buffet and gained it all back... The detox is going well! I am still craving slurpees. And I woke up tired + hungry this morning. And I had a little bit of soy sauce with some raw fish. But I have been doing pretty well, in my opinion!


Day 4: 



Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
3 egg muffins with green onions + bacon
Caesar salad (no croutons), potato leek soup (no bread)
Korean Bulgogi with rice, lettuce, and kimchi
Pistachios
Does walking around Ulta count? No? Okay...
127.4

Notes: I didn't do very well today... My office went out to lunch to celebrate a coworkers birthday. It was a gluten free, PIZZA AND PASTA place. Are you kidding? I felt proud that I got a salad, with NO croutons (even if they were GF), and I did have potato soup, but that was much better than the alternative... For dinner I fed the sister missionaries a traditional Korean dish, bulgogi. It's basically thinly sliced meat that's marinated in soy sauce, water, sugar, onions, ginger, and garlic. Yes, I did have some of that dang meat. I'm SORRRRRY. I've still done pretty dang good so far. I've cooked most of my meals, which never happens. It hasn't been too difficult so far, but I sure am craving fro yo.


Day 5: 


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
2 egg muffins with green onions + bacon
Leftover bulgogi, rice, and lettuce
Pistachios
Walked around the temple grounds
127.2


Notes: I ate the last of my egg muffins, and left over bulgogi. I was much hungrier today than I have been all week. For dinner I made this yummy zuccini frittata. I meal planned so I already had everything in my fridge, which was awesome. I love not having to go to the store to pick stuff up for dinner! It makes it much easier to cook if I already have everything. 


Day 6:


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
2 eggs + 4 bacon strips + potatoes from Crackers & Co. (The traditional breakfast)
None
Chicken tikka masala + rice + naan bread
None
None
129.5

Notes: Today started out good. I went to get breakfast with a friend and I was determined to eat right! I substituted the toast for extra bacon, and purposely tried to pick something that didn't have potatoes (Cracker & Co potatoes are my favorite and I knew I wouldn't be able to resist!) Then my plate came back with a huge side of potatoes. I had to eat them... Wasting food is bad, right? Then for dinner I had Indian food with Hunter... With naan bread. Yup, today was terrible. But I am determined to keep going even though I already cheated.


Day 7: 

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Exercise
Weight
Green Apple
None
Chicken + Salad
Brazilian cheese bread :(
None
127.8

Notes: I did a bit better. I didn't have much time to eat breakfast before church (I woke up at 11:15 and I had to be at church at 12.) My meetings + church went until 4:30 so it was dinner time. I ate dinner at the Hoopes' and we had delicious chicken and a yummy salad. Then Hunter made some Brazilian cheese bread... I had a couple. whoops. We are determined to start being better Monday!  

Week 1 one is done! 

Weekly Results:
Change in weight: Like 2 pounds
Change in behavior: I look at ALL my labels now. I can't believe how much garbage is in processed food. My favorite Jamba Juice smoothie has over 70 grams of sugar. Are you kidding me?! That's almost three times the amount a women is supposed to have in an entire day.
Change in measurements: There's not a significant difference (a few inches here and there) but I feel a lot better.
Changes for the next week: Definitely want to exercise more!  And make sure I'm eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. No skipping meals by accident! 
Goals: Lose a few more pounds, and inches!