Technically the detox ends in¬†2 days, but I’m stretching it out to my birthday this Wednesday to get some added satisfaction when I take¬†that first bite of cake.
Nothing major will change from now to then¬†so I’m gonna go ahead and¬†recap the past two weeks. I will share my overall thoughts of the diet and the progress my family and I have made. If you would like to read my previous posts regarding the 21 Day Sugar Detox click the links below:
Starting the 21 Day Sugar Detox
Week 1 Recap of the 21 Day Sugar Detox
I would be lying if I said I was perfect the entire 21 days. Week one¬†I stayed very strict, but week two there was so much going on that I’m actually impressed with how well I did. It’s like I was being put to the test.
And¬†if I was¬†the teacher I’d give myself an A–¬†!
Week one I was surrounded by people doing the same detox as me, there were no outings or events, and although my cravings were strong¬†I was able to push past them.
By day 7 it was as if someone¬†flipped the switch– my cravings diminished. During¬†week two it felt like I was doing something that surrounded me with food and alcohol everyday, but I wasn’t phased one bit by¬†the sight of cake, wine, etc.
On Wednesday my sister, Candyce and I headed into the Manhattan to see Billy Joel at MSG.
Prior to the show we went to out to dinner. While Candyce¬†sipped on Merlot I chugged my ice water with lemon. I ordered grilled steak and a salad but barely ate because I was too¬†excited for the concert.
The following day I¬†drove to my boyfriends apartment for an extended¬†weekend stay. Andrew has the bare essentials in his fridge¬†so the only thing I really had to stay away from was his stash of double stuffed Oreos– easy peasy.
Friday night we to dinner at a restaurant¬†called Char where I (again) did not¬†get glass of wine. I normally don’t eat so much red meat in a week, but I ordered another¬†juicy grilled steak and truffle fries. Fries were my very obvious cheat but I didn’t care. At the end of the meal Andrew pointed out the warm chocolate chip cookie sundae but¬†it didn’t even appeal to me!?! My biggest weakness has always been chocolate chip cookies, but my palate has changed to the point where¬†my mouth watered over¬†something savory (like fries) rather than a sugary treat.
This past week marks the Verna family’s final days on the sugar detox.
- For me, not much as changed. I still feel great, my clothes fit looser, energy levels are high and I’m not a slave to any sugar cravings. I do not weigh myself or take measurements but I can tell I look leaner.
- My Mom lost 5lbs and my brother lost 8lbs. Considering a healthy weight loss rate is 1-2 pounds per week, this is a great accomplishment on their part! They lost this weight with only diet, no exercise (imagine if they threw a few workouts in?!)
- My Dad lost 3lbs. I called him out for cheating on his detox haha
- Week one kind of sucked but we got through it
- Week two the skies cleared and I had zero cravings (well, maybe except for caving in to those¬†truffle fries)
- Week three I feel lighter, have¬†tons of energy and am more satiated throughout the day