A couple of new things this week. After my last workout I saw a CNN article regarding sugar consumption and a 31 day detox plan. You can catch the main article here. As I have not lost much weight with my current activity level I thought it would be a quick experiment.
Now I do love sweets like the vast majority of Americans. I tend to over indulge in chocolate and baked goods. I also tend to over eat at dinner time as if there a famine imminent. I need structure. I need a set of rules so I can refer to get me by the difficult times of dieting. I do not expect Hugh Jackman physique, but I want to feel healthy and look healthy without enjoy food. The diet focuses on controlling your amount of sugar/starchy items back into your diet after a 3 day detox. I see it as a way to promote smart eating. Something that I always struggled with.
I digress. The article is a good read and I think the plan is very reasonable. I started the first leg of the detox (3 days of only meat and non-starchy/sweet vegetables) on Sunday, 6/11. It wasn’t terrible. It would have been a little more enjoyable if I had a better selection of meats and veggies in my house but I made due.
I am now on the second leg which is the remaining week where I get to incorporate 1 serving of apple, dairy and sweet vegetable (snap peas, carrots, etc) back into my diet. I had a glass of whole milk and unsweet applesauce. It was a nice way to top off my ‘detox’ lunch.
I really haven’t been tempted by sugary foods yet. My coworker brought in some homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. They look super delish, but I still have yet waned. Go me!
I also decided to take a week of from my workouts so I can adjust to the new diet. I will be back at it hard come Sunday!