So far I’ve noticed a few changes in my body:
1. I have lost 5 pounds and do not feel as bloated.
2. My pee smells different, can’t quite explain it but it just does.
3. My sweat has a different smell as well.
4. Moments of slight tummy upset now and then and just a feeling of being “off” sometimes but it isn’t anything I can’t live with and tends to pass quickly enough.
5. I haven’t felt real hunger since I started this. I’m not sure if its the protein intake or what but I just don’t feel hungry.
Those are the main points of change. I haven’t had too much trouble with craving of carbs or sweets yet, just more of an issue of finding something I can order at a restaurant that doesn’t have carbs or sugar in it at all is proving to be difficult. I’m not even sure I was successful with that Saturday night. I had carpaccio but the sauce it was in may have had sugar. Anyway, that’s my biggest obstacle and living in Japan I am NOT staying home for 3 weeks for this detox.
I have not felt headaches or fatigue, that I can recall, of any noteworthy degree.
My basic diet right now consists of water with lemon, herbal tea in the morning, club soda with lemon in the evening. Either bacon and 2 eggs or plain yogurt with cinnamon and Raw almonds and toasted sunflower seeds, or avocado, tomato and balsamic vinegar (sometimes I have had that for lunch with a side of deli meat) for breakfast. The almond and seed for morning snack. A meat and vegetable for lunch, often leftovers from dinner and a slice or two of cheese. Cheese for afternoon snack and maybe a couple small carrots. Dinner is usually a meat or seafood and vegetable, though I made a beef stew last week and last night I made chilli. Slice or two of cheese at night for taking meds.
The lack of an appetite is a bit of a concern, I have to remember to eat something every few hours, my tummy is not reminding me.
I will go back to the gym this week, see how I do with some cardio on this detox.
8 thoughts on “Week 2 of the Sugar Detox”
Best wishes on continued success. I am not sure I could go without sugar!
Thanks! I am diabetic so I have cut a lot of sugar out of my diet anyway but still going from some to none is pretty hard. So many things have hidden sugar in it. Sauces, salad dressings and marinades for example. Everything I make has to be from scratch. That sauce for the carpaccio may not have had sugar, didn’t taste sweet but who knows. Anyway, I only had a little of it. lol
Only 1.5 weeks to go!
I wouldn’t worry too much about the appetite–I usually lose mine when the summer weather kicks in.
Chin up! I’m sure you’ll make it.
Thanks! Yeh the heat could be part of it. Brutal out right now and I hear it gets worse still. eek!
Oh, baby. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.
I admire your progress being in a place with rice as a staple! This is wonderful and I love how “in tune’ you are to your body. This is critical! Keep going strong and I can’t wait to see your progress in a few more weeks!
Thank you Rachel. The odd thing is my fasting blood glucose hasn’t seen a positive result when I test. Some days it’s a great 89 and others like today it’s at 131. Not sure why it’s bouncing around like that when I am not eating anything with sugar or carbs. I have a doctor’s appointment Friday so I’ll bring that up, see what they think.
All of that sounds positive, D. Keep going. Trust me, it doesn’t suck as bad as my self-imposed diet.