20 Day Sugar Detox Challenge


20 Day Sugar Detox Challenge

This Group is dedicated to those participating in The Cool Impossible 20 no sugar detox and the Natural Eating challenge.  Join in and share your experiences, gain support from others and demand the impossible from your body.

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Latest Activity: Mar 30, 2018

Lori's Green Smoothie Recipe

Made my first "green smoothie" this morning- it was actually purplish-black due to blueberries. As I and the blender are humming along my 10 year old Ethan walks past, "mom, that looks like death".

Soooo, here's what's in the "death smoothie" - quite tasty actually and of course my response to Ethan, "oh honey it's life!"

2 bananas

bunch of frozen blueberries

several leaves of kale

1tsp wheat grass powder

2 tbsp hemp seed hearts

1-2 ish cups of water

Blend the hell out of it and drink!

recipe from www.thebestofraw.com

BTW I opted for the Oster Bee Hive blender- WAY cheaper than the big guys and did a smashing job! 

Discussion Forum

Feb 2017 20 Day Sugar Detox Challenge

Started by Eric Orton. Last reply by Katie K Apr 18, 2017. 13 Replies

OK folks, there has been a request for another no sugar 20 day challenge.  Who's in?  How about doing it up right and start on Valentines Day?Continue

2015 Sugar Challenge: Starts Feb 9th

Started by Eric Orton. Last reply by Karen Feb 5, 2017. 15 Replies

The Next Group 20 day sugar detox starts Feb 9th. Get ready and lets do it together.  Who's in?  Use this Forum for support, group discussions, and questions/comments.  Continue

Post-run recovery and sugar

Started by Gary Reynolds. Last reply by Lori Enlow Feb 20, 2015. 4 Replies

I read the section in The Cool Impossible on the sugar detox with a great deal of interest. My question / meanderings are around the avoidance of sugars, post-run recovery and the glycemic index.I've…Continue

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sugar detox recipes!

Started by Lori Enlow. Last reply by Lori Enlow Feb 2, 2015. 4 Replies

Cauliflower and Zucchini Fritters:1/2 head of cauliflower grated1 zucchini grated1 onion finely chopped3/4 cup grated parmeson cheese1 tablespoon almond flour2 eggs whisked1 tablespoon parsley,…Continue

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Comment by Eneric on March 30, 2018 at 2:23am

Hello everyone!

I'll start with some friends around here in France a sugar detox in 2 weeks (the 14th of April), who join???

I'll try to share my menu, already looking for ideas so if you have some, thank's a lot. And of course if you have some advice...

Thank's a lot

C U on the trails ;-) (if you come in Annecy!)

Comment by Robert Burpee on March 8, 2015 at 8:23pm
Day - 28, if I ever needed proof or reinforcement that my taste has changed last night at friends left no doubt. Late in the afternoon sitting around chatting enjoying an extensive fruit & cheese platter one the kids offered me a M&M. I hesitated but then thanked the offerer taking a few.
As soon as I put them in my mouth the sweetness was overpowering & I could, I think, tast the additives in the hard shell. My facial reaction had everyone asking what was up. I tried to explain, my wife also tried to explain the sugar detox but in the end we moved on.
Before the detox I wasn't a great sweet eater but I liked sugar in my coffee & would occasionally have Banana bread or similar for breakfast as well as all the "unseen" sugar we consume. Now after the detox I will never go back. If you are even thinking of doing it give it a go, the process will suprise you. Yesterday.
Breakfast - Ham, cheese & tomato toasty, Lunch fresh fruit, afternoon snack as above, Dinner - Thai vegetables & rice.
Comment by Robert Burpee on March 2, 2015 at 3:54am
Day - 21 Surprisingly today I had mild cravings mid afternoon, not "I've Gota have something sweet NOW" cravings but none the less, they were there. I tried to ignore them but they wouldn't go, so off to the health food store not far from where I was working for some sun dried banana's Yuuummmm. Six or seven of those little disks of Yellow goodness & I was right.
I've enjoyed my detox journey, learnt a lot about what I'm eating & about myself. I feel great & will take the lessons learned & make this my every day life style. Ive also given up bread & will continue this as well while I continue to learn & refine my diet. To be honest I dont know if its the restriction of processed sugar or the flour or a combination of both that agrees with me. My suspicion is its a bit of both & I can't see me going back. Thanks to everyone on the journey with me, it helped knowing we were all in this together.
Breakfast, 2 banana's & white coffee, Lunch sushi & water, Dinner, roasted vegetables, fries & soda water.
Comment by Matthew Edwards on February 28, 2015 at 2:38pm

20 days completed - well done to all and thank you, it really helped my willpower knowing I was part of a group taking on this challenge.

I’ve spent a large part of the 20 days with a couple of colds (perils of having a three year old daughter…), my usual approach to get through would have been coffee and chocolate, feeling better for an hour or two and then crashing. I’ve definitely had steadier energy levels without the sugar, of course I did not give up the caffeine!

It’s been a real eye opener how many products contain sugar, my usual ‘healthy' lunch of prepackaged mixed grain salad and cooked chicken/turkey were both off the menu, that was a surprise. I’ll take forward this awareness and keep sugar in my diet to a minimum, so that it’s a conscious decision when I do consume it. Like tomorrow when I’ll take my daughter out for ice cream to celebrate completing her reward chart today by trying 20 new foods in the past month or so, good timing for me too :)

Comment by Lori Enlow on February 27, 2015 at 2:36pm
Great Job guys! I too have done quite well, with a blip on Valentine's and a diversion with a little cola during a race, which I think was quite ok. Robert- I also have almost complerely eliminated flour and have the same reaction as you if I indulge. Keep going guys!
Comment by Melanieb on February 27, 2015 at 2:32pm
After a good start I had a blip this week. Sausage roll - oh dear, white bread panini - it gets worse! Haribos and a packet crisps! Need to sort myself out! I've lost 7kilos since Christmas and need to stop having these stumbling blocks. However, I also recognise that I've come a long way. I make my own bread from spelt flour and my own snacks made without sugar. So in all a few rubbishy days but not lost the war! Also I noticed the difference in my running as a result!
Comment by Robert Burpee on February 27, 2015 at 4:37am
Day 18 Tonight completely by accident the whole process of this detox and the changes your body goes through were bought into sharp focus.
I, not thinking ordered a stake sandwich for dinner, lean steak, cheese, tomarto, onion, rocket, hold the sauses & relishes but I forgot about the bun. As soon as I took the first bite I could taste the sugar in the bun, amazing. Already on the dark side :-), I ate the sandwich & within 10 min I felt bloated & had wind (sorry if its too much information). As well as trying to illuminate sugar I also havn't had bread of any kind except for pumpinickle on 1 occasion I had a single slice.
Given my bodies reaction to the bun I will give bread a miss from now on too. It took about 3 hours for my gut to settle down and at one point I felt quite ill. I can't recommend the sugar detox enough, you learn so much about the food you consume and more importantly you learn about yourself.
Comment by Eric Welsh on February 24, 2015 at 10:32am

I have not gone 100% without any sugar, maybe 90+%. What this has done for me is get me on track and not craving things that are not good for me. I definitely would love to have a beer but (maybe being too honest) I am not having a two or three almost every night to help deal with...well stuff. I have stayed away from posting until now but appreciate reading everyone's progress. 

Comment by Robert Burpee on February 24, 2015 at 3:46am
Day 16- I seem to be past the cravings & the thought of something sweat has lost it's appeal. My tast has heightened particularly for fruit with natural sugar, bananas, strawberrys & watermelon have never tasted so good. In particular bananas I can't get enough of them.
Doing this challenge has rammed home how much sugar we eat without knowing. It's not until you start reading labels that you realize the extent to which we consume sugar.
I feel more energized, less tired & generally better. It's been a valuable lesson learned & valuable tool to use everyday from now on. Breakfast - banana & white tea Lunch - sushi & soda water Dinner - Chicken pamajana with avacardo, halpino chillies, fries & garden salad washed down with soda water.
Comment by Robert Burpee on February 20, 2015 at 3:37am

Day 12 - I had the worst cravings yet today while sitting at my dest doing paper work, it just came over me like a wave. It was about 3.30pm, I wasn't particularly hungry before hand, just happened right out of the Blue. The first thing I did after realizing it wasn't going away is to have a drink of water, but no, that didn't work, so then I ate a banana and made myself a cup of white tea (with cream for those in N. America). Unfortunately I didn't have the awareness to notice if it was the banana, the tea or both that did the trick but the craving left me and hasn't returned.

Breakfast - Ham, Cheese & Tomato with White coffee, Lunch - Home grown Cherry tomato's, green salad an apple with Black tea. Afternoon snack - Banana & White Tea, Dinner - Zucchini & smoked ham slice with a Mango salad and soda water.

When I started the detox I was away in Queensland working and I didn't weigh myself, so I'm not a 100% sure but I think I've lost about a kg (2.2 pound).

Good luck everyone and keep up the good work!


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