Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Also known as 21 Day Sugar Detox Day 3. So far so good. No real cravings for sugar yet. I even made it through the clearance halloween candy aisle at Target without buying any.
I am, however, going through withdrawal. Monday I nearly fell asleep on the couch and had to get up and go for a walk. Tuesday I got incredibly light-headed. Which then turned into a migraine.
Thankfully I’m almost 100% certain it’s because I’m not eating enough. When you cut out all grains, legumes, sugar, fruit and dairy, you have to replace them with more meat, vegetables and fat.
I’ve been trying to remember to take pictures of everything I eat to post on Instagram.
Breakfast: Three scrambled eggs, onions and cherry tomatoes
Lunch: Spinach salad with brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and balsamic vinegar. Left over spaghetti squash with dijon mustard.
Dinner: Beef stew meat, cooked in the slow cooker with a can of tomatoes. Over cauliflower rice. Not my favorite dish…oops
Almond black tea. Bought it at the locally owned tea and coffee place nearby. I actually bought a few other flavors as well. I may or may not be giving up coffee so I thought I would stock my pantry with a few alternatives.
Lunch: Left over cauliflower rice with a fried egg on top. Added a bit of hot sauce. By the way, thought I should mention if you’re doing the 21DSD, check your hot sauce labels. A lot of them have sugar. Tabasco thankfully only has three: distilled vinegar, red pepper and salt.
Snack: Hand full of almonds and two hard boiled eggs. Learned the hard way that a bowl of cauliflower is not a full meal, even with an egg on top. Got super light-headed. This fixed it.
Dinner: Turkey burgers. Last night I decided to get creative in the kitchen. Since I can’t treat myself with sugar or even with dairy, I wanted to try something completely new. So I tried paleo baking. I’m actually pretty satisfied with the way these turned out. The buns are tapioca and coconut flour. Recipe coming soon.
If you’re doing the detox as well, how are you feeling so far? Anyone else getting headaches? Today I decided to buy green apples (you’re allowed one per day). Next time I start feeling dizzy, I may try one and see if it makes a difference.