Four more days. Four more days and I’ll be finished with my 21 day sugar detox. Right now I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I think it’s doing it’s purpose. I haven’t touched hot chocolate, Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, left over halloween candy or had any more midnight runs to 7-11. And because of that alone, I’m glad I did it. I can’t really say if I lost weight. We don’t own a scale at home. But I do feel a lot less “puffy.”
This week was a lot easier to not cheat since Jake and I spent the entire weekend at home. Like I mentioned before, we keep a pretty paleo kitchen. The only exception is he’s gotten to enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner while I stick to my carbonated water.
The one change I have made is I’m allowing sweet potatoes. Typically unless you’re working out, you’re supposed to refrain. Well I’m not really doing heavy exercising, just my running that I mentioned last Monday, but I decided I needed more carbs. Mostly because I was becoming super grumpy.
Breakfast: This was a fun experiment. I made this 21 Day Sugar Detox approved Apple Spice Sponge Cake. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and sweetener free. Ingredients are basically just apples and coconut flour. I blogged the recipe yesterday, in case you missed it.
Breakfast: A couple of fried eggs, an avocado and a sweet potato with cinnamon. This was pretty good. Very filling.
Dinner: I wanted to experiment a bit with ready-made meals, specifically frozen. I rarely buy any, since I’d rather make it myself and know what I’m actually eating. But I know so many of my readers just don’t have time for that. I picked up these Chili Lime Chicken Burgers from Trader Joe’s a while ago. They come 4 in a package. Just defrost and then I grilled them on my George Foreman.
Verdict? Not a fan. They tasted fine. But I swear these we made from cardboard! I wish I had taken a better photo so you can see just how thin and fake looking these were. Which is a bummer because I had high hopes. Instead, check out my recipe for homemade Herb Chicken Burgers. Ground chicken + spices +20 minutes = dinner.
Dinner: These were much better. I bought Roasted Lemon Pepper Cod from Costco for about $15. Fresh fish you cook yourself will always be better, but in a pinch, these are great to keep in your freezer. I was able to cook three filets, completely frozen, in 25 minutes. No waiting for them to thaw means they are a good idea for when you open your fridge and realize you don’t have any food for dinner.
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If you’re doing the detox, how is it going for you?
Do you have any suggestions for gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free emergency meals?