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.

Eggs and tomatoes

Breakfast: Three scrambled eggs, onions and cherry tomatoes


salad and spaghetti squash

Lunch: Spinach salad with brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and balsamic vinegar. Left over spaghetti squash with dijon mustard.


beef stew and cauliflower rice

Dinner: Beef stew meat, cooked in the slow cooker with a can of tomatoes. Over cauliflower rice. Not my favorite dish…oops


almond cookie tea

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.


cauliflower rice and egg

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.


eggs and almonds

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.


turkey burgers

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.


4 thoughts on “WIAW: 21 Day Sugar Detox Day 3”

  1. I’m on day three of the 21 DSD as well. No headache for the first two days. I have one now. I’m doing level 1 so Raw milk is A OK!! My mornings start with a Bullet proof coffee and breakfast is more like brunch time. I have the bag of green apples and I also got green tipped banana’s which are also approved. I made the Carrot pumpkin muffins in the book and let me tell you, YUM!!! I decided since day 3 seems to be a tough one by what everyone and the books says. I’m going to my Chiropractor and maybe getting a massage. Good luck to you on your 18 days 😉

    1. Oh maybe I should try those carrot pumpkin muffins! I’m glad they were good. It’s so weird to me that we’re allowed paleo baking. I’m used to the Whole30 where that is frowned upon. Hope the massage was amazing 🙂 That sounds like a great idea. I haven’t had a proper massage in years.

  2. Wow I must say you make a detox look tasty! It’s dairy I find the hardest to cut out entirely (even though I don’t consume much of it) but for 21 days… May be I could give it a shot-especially if my meals were like this!

    1. Ha yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. And trust me, I totally get how hard it is to cut out dairy. It took me a year to really make the change. That probably should be a post in itself 🙂 Ask any of my friends and they will tell you I was a cheese addict. I constantly had at least 4 varieties in my fridge and would raid other people’s fridges for their cheese. But I’m lactose intolerant. So I knew I had to give it up.

      I think my two big pieces of advice are 1) yes it’s only 21 days. Just keep telling yourself it’s not going anywhere. You can buy it after you’re done and 2) blogging really helps. I know that my readers want gluten, dairy and soy free recipes. So I have to constantly try new things. Which keeps me away from my grilled cheese sandwiches 🙂

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