Hi y’all!! I can not believe that I am writing this blog post after not having sugar for 2 weeks! Wow, times flies when you’re doing everything but eating sugar. I’ve had my cravings here and there, but overall I am proud of my progress. THIS GIRL HAS NOT CHEWED GUM IN 14 DAYS😱 😱 😱
I wish I could tell you that I have noticed drastic changes…but I think it’s my mind playing tricks on me. Every time I wake up having a good night’s sleep, I think, “This must be because I haven’t had sugar!!” Or when I do not have to put on as much concealer, I think, “Not having my daily cup of ice cream has made my skin clear up!!”. Maybe the “no sugar” might be the case, but I’ve had my ups and I’ve had my downs. For every couple of good night’s rest, I have had bad. For every clear face, I’ve had my fair share of breakouts. Not sure if this will make more sense in a week from today when I finish the detox, but this is not stopping me. I have made it past the halfway mark and I feel as though it’s all smooth-sailing from here….except for the fact I have to get my wisdom teeth out on Wednesday lol.
Now that I reflect, I feel as though my cravings this past week haven’t been for sugary treats… they have been for fruits or gluten products. While working at Loft, there are many times I want to grab a handful of our employee stash of pretzels. When I’m catching up on The Bachelorette with Trishy, I am craving some popcorn (#TeamGarrett #TeamKettleCorn). Ever so often I really want some strawberries with whipped cream. I haven’t really craved ice cream or cookies or cake or donuts… all my cravings have been for foods that been limited on my detox because they have gluten. And now that I think about it, my almonds have been tasting sweeter, almond butter is starting to taste like peanut butter, bittersweet chocolate is not as bitter, and Granny Smith Apples are sweet (??)
Over the past week I have made some yummy recipes and have realized that I can go out and eat. (Going out to breakfast has been my favorite and has been the most delicious😋) I’m including my meals in this gallery below! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions about what I am eating, how I feel, or for the recipes. I love sharing this journey with you all and challenge you to try to make a change in your eating habits! I’m looking forward to this final week and updating you all in 7 days!