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Pushing the Reset Button

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Hi, my name is Brynn and I am a sugar addict.

Don’t get me wrong, I eat pretty damn healthy 80% of the time but I have a super sweet tooth. Candy, cookies, cake, pie, ice cream….you name it, I love it.

I don’t think sweets are bad, everything in moderation as I like to say. However, I have definitely been feeling the side effects of too much sugar lately…sluggish, temperamental, waking up feeling tired instead of rested, stomach discomfort, etc. Combined with the fact that I had Gestational Diabetes (which puts me at a higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes later) during both of my pregnancies, I figured it’s time to cut back on the sugar.

As a nutrition professional that strongly believes in focusing on living a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead of banning certain foods or going on strict “diets”, you may be surprised to hear that I am choosing to do a sugar elimination diet for 21 days. My reasons for doing so include the following:

  1. I like a challenge
  2. While I believe in “everything in moderation”, I also believe in resetting your body once in awhile
  3. As a nutrition profesional, I believe it’s important to not only stay on top of nutrition related trends, but to also give them a try (when applicable) so I can relate better to people when offering health advice
  4. It’s a short term meal plan that focuses on reducing sugar for a 3 week period and then returning to a normal, healthy way of eating
  5. The meal plan includes normal, healthy, well balanced meals

As the New Year arrived, I researched some of the popular elimination-style diets out there (Whole30, Paleo, Juice Cleanses, etc) and came across the 21 Day Sugar Detox. I liked that it wasn’t a crazy low calorie unrealistic meal plan and that the program itself stated over and over that it wasn’t intended for weight loss, because that isn’t my goal.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Diane Sanfilippo, created and author of the 21 Day Sugar Detox, at an event she hosted in my area a few weeks ago. I purchased the 21 Day Sugar Detox book, chit chatted with Diane and later that evening read the book cover to cover in one sitting. I truly felt that this was the right choice for me and I’m so excited to try it out for the next 3 weeks and see how it goes.

My husband and I  start the 3 week detox program tomorrow! I encouraged you to comment if you have any questions you have about the program and I’ll be completely honest with my answers. I plan on giving an update periodically as I go thru the program over the next 3 weeks.

 

You can read all about Diane and her 21 Day Sugar Detox at her website: Balanced Bites She is awesome and really explains things in an easy to understand way. Check her out and let me know what you think. IMAG1691_1

Wish me luck…I’m drinking all the wine in the house tonight so I won’t be tempted over the next 3 weeks!

 

 

 

 

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    dan January 21, 2016 (6:41 pm)

    BTW, I’m in on this. So far, its been really tasty. Traveling is a bit tougher, but productivity is way UP!