Starting Monday, July 1st, 2013 and continuing till July 21st I will be doing a sugar detox. What is that you ask? Well basically it is cleansing the body of sugar and carbohydrates and breaking the cycle of cravings and bad go-to snacking habits. With trying to rid myself of type 2 diabetes this detox is right in line with what I should be doing anyway so it should help me jump start my body again. The last couple of months my numbers have been climbing some so it’s time to get serious about what I’m eating again.
The honeymoon period of living in Japan is over. Ok not really but I do need to start watching what I eat better. I got rather lazy with my don’t have’s while being in Japan.
The below is the chart I have to live by for the next 3 weeks:
So, basically because I have been eating as a diabetic anyway (mostly – I have cheated a bit) I have a bit of a jump on the other people doing this detox. I am also already on a break from coffee so I don’t have that hurdle to jump. What will be difficult for me is staying away from juices, dairies and bread. We can’t even have whole wheat or whole grain bread on this. It is basically a protein/vegetable intake. Since apples are really the only fruit I can have, I’ll be certain to have my apple a day, every day.
The other most difficult part of this will be no alcohol. I’m not a heavy drinker but I do enjoy a glass of wine or a mixed drink at the bar or restaurant and at home. Usually only a few times a week but still that’s going to be tougher, specially with some celebrations coming up.
What I’m hoping to gain from this:
- Fasting blood glucose numbers steadily under 100
- At least 5 lbs weight loss
- Increased energy and heavier workout routine
- Some new awesome recipe’s to put in my cupboard
- Better understanding of how some foods effect my body and which I need to cut out forever not just for 3 weeks
- A daily meditation/spiritual hour – I’ve been wanting to get back to this and want this detox to include spiritual work
- Less t.v. time, more reading and focusing on self improvement or at least self knowledge
The absolute hardest part of this will be that my husband is not doing it with me. Although, I don’t need him too, I will be making him couscous and such but not being able to have it myself. Also, his homemade Mead will be ready in the middle of this detox and I’ll have to wait to try it.
I do have a couple of friends doing this detox with me so that will help keep me motivated. One is local and one (hoping she is doing this with me) is an Ocean and Continent away but very close to my heart and has been a bit of a mentor spiritually.
Here we go!
2 thoughts on “July Sugar Detox and Mind/Body Rehab”
I did something like this for a month, 100% strict. Have you heard of the Paleo diet? I was sick for like 2 weeks cause of the sudden drop of calories. You’ll likely lose weight from doing this detox. Good luck! But more than luck you’ll need no excuses.
Thanks, I have pretty good will power and tenacity when it comes to something I set my mind to. Shall see.