21-Day Sugar Detox: Day 5

I’m almost 25% through with this detox and I can already tell there are some major changes taking place. And they are good!

First, my taste is totally different (not in clothes or cheesy movies, but in the way things actually taste in my mouth). When we were eating dinner last night, I had a couple pieces of ebi (your standard cooked shrimp on top of a bit of rice) like I’ve had hundreds of times before. I took one bite and realized it wasn’t the same anymore. It was so sweet — not like “Awesome!” but like actually sugary sweet in my mouth. Now, shrimp have always tasted a little bit sweet because they are, but being able to taste how sweet they really are simply because I haven’t been eating other super sweet things was pretty crazy!

Second, I have more energy. Now, I’m not bouncing-around-the-house-out-of-control energetic or the sort of energy that makes you feel kind of twitchy and like your skin is crawling (that’s a little bit more like sugar energy, now that I think about it), but the sort of nice, enjoyable I-can-actually-get-some-things-done energy that I haven’t felt in years. As I’ve mentioned before, I have fibromyalgia and that carries with it a lack of energy. It used to be really hard to get up in the morning (and I’ll admit that many times I just wouldn’t). Now, morning comes and I wake up. I stretch a bit. And I get out of bed. I don’t fight it or complain (much) or decide to crawl back in. I just get up.

All this and I’m only 5 days in! I can’t wait to see what other changes come my way in the next 16 days. This is gonna’ be fun! (I may finally get all those things on my to do list done. OK, maybe started at least. It’s a really long list.)


Breakfast: Egg, bacon, and cheese scrambler

Lunch: [updated] Cheese and carrot, spinach, and lime juice (fresh squeezed at a local organic market — yummy!)

Snacks: [updated] Italian sausage with tomatoes and onions

Dinner: [updated] Salad with chicken, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and sour cream

The 21-Day Sugar Detox


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