Okay, so today is Day One of the Sugar Detox and I’m not going to lie- I feel like shit. My body is simply not used to waking up and not having sugar. I didn’t realize how much sugar I ate on a daily basis, but turns out I eat a shit load of fruit. I start most of my mornings off with a protein shake, either mixed with fruit, or have a banana after. I can’t have protein since most protein powders have sugar in them (if anyone knows of ones that don’t FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET ME KNOW) and now I can’t have bananas either. Whenever I want a snack, I usually reach for fruit, or dried fruit (RIP mango slices) or trail mix with cranberries or raisins in them. Woah. So much sugar already and it’s not even 11AM.
So needless to say, this morning was a bit of a shock to my system. I need to start planning to wake up a few minutes earlier so I can eat before I leave the house. This morning, I didn’t eat my breakfast (hard boiled eggs mixed with avocado) until about 9:30AM (I wake up at 5). So that probably contributed a bit to my lightheaded-ness. Around 11 I had some leftovers (chicken thighs with broccoli, onions, tomatoes and herbs.. bomb) and had a few handful of nuts throughout the morning as well. I may or may not have consumed an entire bag of plantain chips on my ride home from work, and I’m currently eating more leftovers from last night.
I think the key to this detox is going to be snacking more frequently throughout the day, and re-thinking when I have certain foods. For example- chicken and broccoli ain’t just for dinner anymore. It can also be consumed before noon. Odd, but I’ll get used to it. My manager at work, who’s doing it with me, also pointed out that it’s mostly in my head. I am really psyching myself out, telling myself I NEED sugar, when I really don’t. It’s gonna take some getting used to for sure. Apologies in advance if I’m cranky this week!
Let’s talk about something fun. Like how much sugar I ate this weekend for my birthday. I decided I was going to go balls to the wall since the next 3 weeks are going to suck. A few cocktails were drunk this weekend, and many a dessert were consumed. Sorry not sorry. I had a great birthday weekend with my love, friends and family. I even got to dress up two nights in a row!! No spandex for this chica, hey ooohh!
Speaking of sad faces, I’m very sad to share that my grandfather passed away this weekend, exactly 6 weeks after my grandmother passed, so I’ll be heading to Montana again on Wednesday. I was very close with him, and am going to miss him more than words can describe, but I’m happy he is finally at peace and out of pain. Will keep y’all posted how I do on the detox out there- I’m a notorious emotional eater. Wish me luck…
Woof. Sorry to end that post on a sad note. Remember those smiley pictures of me .5 minutes ago? Scroll back up! See! Happy!