21 Day Sugar Detox - Days 2-5

Monday, July 29, 2013

First of all, I am so proud of myself! This is one of the hardest things I've ever done. Self-control isn't something I have an abundance of. 

Day 2, I woke up with a headache. But my great friend Raeia suggested I double brew my green tea for more caffeine and I've been doing it ever since. It's still not yummy without sweetener, but I'm drinking it. The herbal tea too. Anyhow - after my headache subsided, it was a great day! I met my in-laws at Olive Garden for lunch so they could take my daughter for the weekend. I wasn't sure I'd be able to eat anything! But I was able to order grilled chicken, asparagus, and broccoli. All safe! 

Day 3 - We were in a flood! Seriously, it was a stressful morning. Our creek was up, but my Grandfather's farm was mostly under water. What a way to start the morning! My husband decided to be awesome and stop at Starbucks while we were traveling to Concord to see his family. I'm not sure if he always ate and drank as loudly as he does now when he's enjoying things I can't have, but I never noticed before. Maybe I'm a little more sensitive to it.

Day 4 - I was very tired, probably because I only slept 4 hours the night before. I discovered my cravings are much more intense when I'm tired. While my husband and daughter were munching grapes, I thought I was going to lose my mind! So I picked a recipe off Pinterest to try...it was awful! I can still taste it. Nasty. 

Day 5 - I cooked the most amazing dinner! I had beef strips for fajitas and I wanted to turn them into something Mexican. So I put equal parts butter and coconut oil in my skillet and started chopping! Onion, pepper, garlic, mushrooms, cabbage...anything I could get my hands on. Then I added the beef. I seasoned it with paprika, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper. I ate mine with a little cream cheese mixed in with avocado and a baby kale salad. It was so awesome I ate two plates! 

I'm tougher than I realized, and I'm already seeing changes in my body. 

I still want a cookie.

What I'm eating:
Breakfast Scrambles: eggs, sausage, coconut oil, kale, onion, pepper, mushrooms, cauliflower, etc 
Steak and mushrooms 
Fajita style filling (my family put theirs in tortillas)
Grilled Chicken
Cucumbers with salt as a snack
Lots of green tea and herbal tea
Coconut Butter 
Baby Kale salads with cabbage and protein
Eggs! Scrambled and hard boiled

How I'm feeling:
Overall, I feel pretty good. Tired. And sometimes I just start sweating! It's the weirdest thing. I'm thirsty almost all the time. And I feel a little nauseous if I let my stomach get empty. 

Day 1 of 21 Day Sugar Detox

Friday, July 26, 2013

I thought I was going to die. No kidding. By 6 pm, I hadn't cheated and my body hated me. Nausea, headache, slightly blurred vision...I wanted to sit in the kitchen and eat a whole watermelon followed by chocolate cake and a Coke. 


Breakfast was an omelet with Kale and 1/2 an avocado.

Lunch was a kale salad, cucumber, pecans, and 1/2 of an avocado.

Snack was grilled chicken (that was supposed to be dinner but I was starving!)

I didn't have dinner, I was too nauseous. 

I drank lots of water, herbal and green tea. 

Here's to Day 2! 

Pasta with Mozzarella Cream Sauce

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Oh my goodness!! Dinner last night was amazing!!! My apologies, there isn't a photo, and there aren't many exact measurements either. Go ahead and start water boiling for your favorite pasta before you begin. You can cook it according to the box.

You'll want to melt equal parts butter and coconut oil in a skillet. How much you use will depend on how much you're wanting to make. I did a tbsp of each. I then added a container of Baby Bella mushrooms, a couple cloves of garlic, a small pepper , and 1/4 of an onion, all diced small. I let all that cook 3-5 minutes, then added three large handfuls of spinach leaves. While that continues to cook, melt 4 tbsp of butter and 4 tbsp coconut oil in a separate skillet, add 2 tbsp flour and cook for a minute or two. Slowly add 1 1/3 cups whole milk. (You could use half and half or cream for a more decadent sauce.) Bring to a simmer and add salt and pepper to taste. Then add 1 cup mozzarella cheese and stir. Then combine your pasta, veggies and sauce. Easy as that!! You can add any additional seasonings you like, fresh basil would really kick this up.

*I also added diced smoked pork chops I had in my freezer since my hubby likes a little meat. You could easily add chicken to this too.

This was so good. Seriously, and simple.
You can add whatever veggies you like! This made enough for my husband to have three bowls, me and Carly to eat, and have lunch today too. And I only cooked 1/2 pound of pasta.


Recipe inspired by this post: http://thoughtfulvegetarian.blogspot.com/2008/06/pasta-and-broccoli-in-creamy-mozzarella.html?m=1

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