The 21 Day Sugar Detox is the brainchild of Diana Sanfilippo, author of Practical Paleo (a fantastic book that I own!). That said, you do not have to be following the paleo diet in order to benefit from this program. Like the title says, it is only 21 days and the goal of the program is to lose your taste for sugar and other sweetness.
I have tried this myself a couple times and the way it is laid out makes a whole lot of sense. It takes about 21 days to break a habit, so the time frame is good. When I have done it, even a simple piece of fruit tastes really sweet after three weeks of nothing sweet!
You get everything you need to start the program the minute you buy it ($37). You download the food plan, the shopping list, bonus materials for working out and taking supplements. There are many people on Facebook and in forums who are doing it. There are websites with incredible recipes. I plan to do this twice a year just for the detox opportunity.
Pros and Cons of the 21 Day Sugar Detox Meal Plan:
The Good Things
- Cheap! Only $37 with no weekly or monthly fees
- Three levels you can follow, depending on your situation
- Group support from others (online only)
- No processed foods, all food is ‘real’ food and readily available.
- Gluten free
And the Not so Great
- The group support needs to be sought out by you and is only online
- Three weeks with very minimal fruit can be tough!
Why Should You Do a Sugar Detox?
And I’m not even talking about the overt in your face sugars that we consume in soda pop, donuts and candy. I’m also talking about all the sugars that are hiding from you. Like that Grande Mocha Frappocino. And things like maltodextrin and high fructose corn syrup. And the ones that have different names that you can’t possibly spell or recognize.
And what about the foods that are not actually sugar but turn to sugar the second they hit your bloodstream.
Our bodies are bombarded daily with sugars and chemicals that mimic sugar and turn to sugar. No wonder we are suffering from diabetes and obesity at rates never before seen in spite of all the information we have at our fingertips.
We are no longer eating real food. We are eating food like products.
The 21 Day Sugar Detox takes you back to basics. Back to the way we ate when we grew our food and still controlled our dinner plates. We can take back that control if we just give it 21 days.
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