21 Day Sugar Detox Learning Curve – Day 3

Today was Day 3 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox Learning Curve.

I went food shopping for the weekend and bought a lot of fresh vegetables. Sunday is predicted to be yet another snowstorm so I wanted to make sure I have enough veggies to last me for a few days.

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Fake mango chips.

While at the supermarket, I was browsing the nuts and preserved fruits and happened upon these fake mango chips. They were stacked right next to spiced mango slices that were the real deal. Just reminds me how careful we have to be when we are making choices because sometimes the real and the counterfeit are in the same place.

So here’s my recap of Day 3 on the detox. Of course, today was another day of successes and failures.

Let’s get the bad news out of the way. First, this is how I cheated: I had  a few pieces of ginger candy which were so strong and gingery, my justification was that it felt like I was really taking cough drops.

That said, everything else I ate and drank was Detox-compliant.

Breakfast was an omelet made with 1 egg, 1 onion, 3 small mushrooms and 3 slices of avocado ( I like odd numbers). I dotted my plate with a small ball of goat cheese. Delicious!

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Lunch was a tuna salad with romaine lettuce, diced carrots, red pepper, red onion. Well seasoned and filling.

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Dinner, I went for the oven again.  Made roasted chicken, rubbed  with rosemary, cilantro and olive oil. Added baby carrots and half an onion to the roasting pan and baked it at 350 for 30 minutes then 450 for 10 minutes to add some color. And I sauteed some fresh spinach, half a yellow zucchini and the other half of the onion. When I took out those chicken thighs, they were so juicy, my first fork prick, it spewed me. Oh, it was so delicious! The best thing I’ve cooked in… a few hours 🙂

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And now, I am relaxing, enjoying the Sabbath evening with my caffeine free peppermint tea, grated ginger and lemon wedges, and NO SUGAR. I am starting to really enjoy this. I don’t know why I didn’t discover it earlier.

Tomorrow I’ll be at church all day. Usually, I eat Sabbath lunch at church but i’ll probably bring a salad with me so even if I eat something that’s off my list, at least I won’t feel so hungry that I’ll eat everything I get offered. Sometimes, the desserts at church can be so tempting. Nobody makes cakes like Seventh-day Adventists do.

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  1. You are doing so well. You definitely get used to no sugar / less sugar, right? I hope you find the perfect balance of what works for you.

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    1. runwright says:

      My tastebuds have adjusted to unsweetened tea and I don’t crave candy as much as I used to. But today I fell off the wagon and afterwards, I experienced firsthand how eating sugar intensifies the cravings for more sugar.

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