Sugar Detox: Week 1 is Done

Whew! Made it through week 1. Despite my 40th birthday falling smack dab in the middle of it. I’ll fess up to a half bottle of La Crema Pinot Noir. I mean, c’mon. I turned 40! I told my hubs we had to drink that bad boy so there would be no temptation left the next day. But I’m glad to report that I hopped back on the wagon with ease. This was a good lesson: I can drink wine one night, and then not the next. Or the next. Wow! Amazing, huh?
IMG_1809Shout out to some of my besties for the gorgeous flowers. Thank you Al, Jen, and Jan!

So here’s how my week looked. Wish I would have taken more pics for you to see, I’ll try better next week. Most of these are taken in a hurry, because when I’m ready to eat, I want to EAT.

Day 1:
B – 2 butter coffees, scrambled eggs and bacon
L – sliced brisket, tomato and avocado salad
Sn – iced coffee (coffee and coconut milk)
D – fajita bowl (fajitas piled with peppers and avocado)

Day 2:
B – 2 butter coffees, 2 pieces of bacon
Sn – coconut lime smoothie (from 21DSD book see here)
L – 2 lettuce/smoked salmon/avocado rollups
Sn – iced coffee
D – spicy baked cod with mashed cauliflower
IMG_1803Day 3: MY 40th BIRTHDAY!!!
**I had to make 3 dozen cookies for Woman’s Club. Didn’t even lick my fingers!
B – 2 butter coffees, 3 almond flour pancakes topped with coconut butter
L – salad with colorful sliced peppers, smoked salmon, avocado, almonds (lemon/olive oil/salt dressing)
Sn – small piece of SD banana bread (see recipe here)
D – fish cake (made with leftover cod, almond flour, egg and fried in butter), mashed cauliflower, green beans, and delicious red wine

Day 4:
B – 2 butter coffees, 1/2 avocado and scrambled eggs
Sn: several handfuls of baby tomatoes
**I had to help host and serve lunch to 40 women at Woman’s Club. The only thing I could eat were the baby tomatoes. So I ate that and then devoured banana bread when I got home!
L – 2 huge pieces of banana bread smeared with butter
D – leftover smoked ribs and brisket, salad with avocado and almonds

Day 5:
B – 2 butter coffees
Sn – green smoothie made with mixed greens, coconut milk, water, banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, ice (shared this with my daughter – she loved it!)
L – 2 roast beef/avocado roll-ups with side of sliced peppers
IMG_1813D – pizza made with sauteed onions, artichoke hearts, sliced tomatoes, “rawmesan” on AAG pizza crust (see why I love the AAG cookbook here and buy it here)
IMG_1823Sn: hot dandelion tea with butter

Day 6:
B – 2 butter coffees
Sn – coconut milk green smoothie
L – spoonful of macadamia nut butter, carrot cake pudding (see recipe here, it tasted just ok, but didn’t stop me from eating 2 bowls of it!)
IMG_1827Sn – grazing while I’m making kids’ dinner (salty cucumber slices and few bites of sausage). This is a terrible habit of mine! No-one should eat while they are standing up, it’s horrible for digestion! I snacked so much I’m not even that hungry for dinner. But I eat anyway!
D -1/2 steak and salad with avocado and almonds

Day 7:
B – 2 butter coffees, salad with avocado/bacon/almonds (yes, salad for breakfast! it was great!)
L – pizza with tomatoes, artichokes, onions on AAG pizza crust
D – 1/2 steak and jicama fries (this was new for me! sliced jicama fried in coconut oil – yummy but my kids just liked it so-so. might be too troublesome to make just for me.)

How did the first week go for you? Inquiring minds want to know!  Share your experience below in the comment section:

2 thoughts on “Sugar Detox: Week 1 is Done

  1. Week one actually went by quickly, and surprisingly transitioned easily. Guess making the decision to stick this time is energizing. Also only worked 3 of 4 days this week so didnt have to face nachos everyday. No soda all week…excellent. And have even tracked my intake….miracle. Second week, starting out ok today, and think it will be harder this week, and hopefully coast downhill on week three.

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