If you visited the blog last week (or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) then you know that today completes my first week of a 21 Day Sugar Reset (#SugarReset). I’m following along the basic rules of the 21 Day Sugar Detox with Lisa and wanted to share my week of meals as well as some initial thoughts. If you’re curious about the term “reset” rather than “detox,” we decided that it was a better word for what we’re trying to do with this experiment. Mostly I’m trying to curb my sweet tooth and prevent some of the mindless snacking I’ve been prone to lately.
Week One Sugar Reset Meals
Day One (Sunday)
Breakfast – Two fried eggs, side of bacon, coffee with whole milk
Lunch – Deli turkey, sauteed onions/peppers, raw almonds, cottage cheese, carrots and celery
Dinner – Grilled sandwich steak, salad with tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, dollop of Greek yogurt, and homemade mustard vinaigrette
Snacks – Green apple, pistachios
Day Two (Monday)
Breakfast – Two hard boiled eggs, half a banana with tablespoon of almond butter
Lunch – Sandwich steak lettuce wraps with tomatoes, avocado, Greek yogurt, and slice cucumber
Dinner – Roasted turkey breast, roasted cauliflower, carrots, and celery
Snacks – raw almonds, pistachios, cottage cheese
Day Three (Tuesday)
Breakfast – Two hard boiled eggs
Lunch – Deli turkey, sauteed onions/peppers, avocado
Dinner – Salad with bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, avocado, and mustard vinaigrette
Snacks – Banana with almond butter, almonds, mozzarella cheese
Day Four (Wednesday)
Breakfast – Grapefruit, cottage cheese
Lunch – Deli turkey with melted cheese and avocado (all rolled up), carrot sticks
Dinner – Roasted turkey breast, steamed broccoli
Snacks – pistachios
Day Five (Thursday)
Breakfast – Two fried eggs, pan roasted grape tomatoes
Lunch – Crock pot chicken taco chili (a little bit of a cheat here) with avocado and cheese
Dinner – Fajita Chicken Salad from Dos Charros. Ate absolutely NO chips at the restaurant–so hard!
Snacks – Almonds, pistachios, green apple
Day Six (Friday)
Breakfast – Oops, I forgot to eat breakfast. Seriously. I nursed my coffee until almost noon
Lunch – Avocado Club Smashburger without dressing or the bun. Side salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Dinner – Caprese Salad (drafting this before I eat dinner at a friend’s so not sure what else!)
Snack – Cottage cheese and grapefruit in the afternoon
- Food seems to taste a whole lot more after the first day. Saltier, spicier, and the few times I popped a piece of fruit to test for my kiddos’ lunches, they were incredibly sweet.
- After day one I was totally used to my coffee without Sweet ‘n Low. This was my biggest worry and I’m over it. I’ve even taken to a second cup in the afternoon.
- I feel less bloated in my stomach. I’m trying not to go by the scale because I naturally fluctuate from day to day but the roundest part of my tummy is down an inch.
- Salad doesn’t fill me up in the least. Need more protein!!
- In order to eat this way I have to do a lot of prep ahead of time. No scrambling at lunchtime to heat up a frozen meal. It means I pack a ton of food each day!
- But prepping a meal with a lot of different pieces isn’t really that bad…but it still takes a lot of brain power that I don’t always have!
- On a pie chart my fat percentage is nearly 50% of my diet. My saturated fat is still within the recommended daily percent but still WOW!
- I’m a little bit tired but I didn’t have any other withdrawal symptoms that some people say they have.
- Though if you ask Scott, he’ll say I have more energy. But I say that I always danced around the office…
- Support is so key. I’m so grateful Lisa is doing this with me. So so grateful.
- Snacks. I need more filling and quick snacks. My go-to is nuts but I feel like this is increasing my fat content so much. Good fat mostly, but still?
- The prep. Always the prep. Plus all the dishes that go along with the prep.
- Snacks choices. Oh wait, I already mentioned that.
- I need a good alternative to deli meat. I know it isn’t the best choice but I already had it in the fridge and didn’t want it to spoil.
- Snacks. Seriously. I only need two a day but with this reset I constantly feel like maybe I should be eating more.
On to week two!!
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