21-Day Sugar Detox: Day 17

It’s a bit odd to think that there are only a bit over 4 days left in this detox. Four days from the beginning I had just gotten over a horrid migraine as my body dealt with the withdrawal and detoxification symptoms. As I head toward the end, it’s time for me to start deciding what I’ll do next. I plan to use these 3 weeks not as a way to temporarily overcome my sugar addiction, but as a means to a healthier end. Having taken the time to rid my body (at least somewhat) of things that don’t work to its benefit, I am able to broaden my diet (not like calorie counting and restriction diet, but like the stuff I eat diet).

This is an opportune time to see how my body reacts to the reintroduction of foods — my own little scientific experiment. To do it in a controlled way, though, I’ll need to introduce items one by one so I can gauge my reaction. And that means I need a plan. An organized plan.

So, the question is: What do I start with? I could add in wheat. Or some sort of fruit. Or honey. Or something else entirely. Right now, I’m thinking wheat as it is one of the harder things to avoid in our ridiculously wheat-focused Western diet so knowing if I need to keep avoiding it or if I can keep it in my diet (in a more moderated way, of course) could be handy. Then again, I also like fruit and could really use a nice juicy orange or handful of berries. Honey itself isn’t necessarily all that interesting to me (except if it can help me with allergies), but it could open up the possibility of baked items since I have plenty of coconut and almond flour and would just need something to add a bit of sweet.

Definitely something to ponder in these next few days…


Breakfast: Greek yogurt with walnuts, cinnamon, and green-tipped banana

Lunch: Cheese and seed crackers with baba ganouj

Snacks: Needed one, but was stuck (literally, at one point — lost my car key between unlocking the car doors and getting ready to start the car) where there wasn’t a feasible option, so went without

Dinner: Tuna with celery

The 21-Day Sugar Detox


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