20 Day Sugar Detox Challenge

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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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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. 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. 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 Lori Enlow on February 19, 2015 at 5:29pm
I actually started my sugar detox in December, but have used this "20 day challenge" to hone in further. I did diverge on Valentine's day with a sweet desert, but ate a few bites noting that not only was that plenty to satisfy me, but also kept me from suffering the inevitable "yucky"feeling I normally get about an hour after I indulge on a "big desert". I also allow a much smaller amt of sugar on my long runs (2 hours or longer), but now use far less and have been able to use nut butters more.

The most profound effects of my sugar detox took about 4-6 weeks to realize...."brain fog" that I normally got in the afternoons was gone and my energy levels have skyrocketed. I can taste is more tasty! Fresh, whole foods taste much better, and I have finally stopped my diabetic medication and have my diabetes in remission.
Comment by Robert Burpee on February 19, 2015 at 4:00pm
Aside from the below infraction :-) my challenge is going better than I had thought. I do get cravings around meal times but very rarely in the morning before breakfast. I'm eating more fruit during the day & have eaten little if no bread of any description, pumpernickel included.
As we have an abundance of home grown Cherry Tomartoes I have been "snacking" on these & I have never tasted such sweet Tomartoes. Now I know home grown is immeasurably better but I believe my taste has changed. I feel better, maybe more energetic but I can't put my finger on exactly how, but I feel great.
I seem to have, reasonably easily cut out the 1 sugar in my coffee/tea & desisted from having bread. Not ever being a cake or sweets person, though on the occasions I do have something I enjoy it has helped me so far. I have never been a snacking kinda guy, but I'm eating a peice of fruit or a hand full of nuts mid morning & afternoon & I think for me this is the key. How's everyone else going.
Comment by Robert Burpee on February 19, 2015 at 2:47pm
Going well, however yesterday I had coffee with a friend of mine who, along with my coffee he bought me a blue berry muffin! As I hadn't told him I was on the challenge & he'd paid I felt obligated to at Least have some. I had a bite or 2 feeling very guilty, leaving most of it. And Boy Oh Boy dido it tast sweat, I didn't really enjoy it. When I told him of the challenge he said I should have just left it but I felt obligated given his generosity.
Comment by Eric Orton on February 19, 2015 at 1:03pm

Hey everyone - how's everything going? We are getting to the point that you should start to feel/notice some changes. 

Keep sending your comments and experiences.  All of you have helped me with my challenge!!

Comment by Robert Burpee on February 16, 2015 at 2:28pm
Day 9- I've been experiencing mild cravings but only around meal times. I'm suprised at how well I seem to be doing. Yesterday- breakfast, banana & handful of nuts. Lunch vegitable pasty & black coffee. Dinner eggs, smoked ham & garden salad (Yummmm).
How's everyone else going?
Comment by Owen on February 15, 2015 at 9:16am
Well....I'm officially half way through. I did this challenge more to show myself I can have self restraint. I really like my pepsi and little debbie cakes! I really don't know if I can tell a difference yet. I might of just forgot what I use to feel like, but I relatively feel the same. My weight has not change at all and I am actually hungry all the time. I have been able to prove to myself I have self restraint. The kids have a lot of Vday candy laying around and went to a Bday party and have been able to avoid it all. To all that are just starting out, if I can do this challenge you should be able to too. I don't think I knew what fruits and vegetables were before this unless fruit roll ups count! Good luck to everyone!
Comment by Robert Burpee on February 12, 2015 at 4:00am
Day 4 - Still no cravings & feel good, my hunger seems to have liked back in. Other than a a White coffee in the morning I'm drinking nothing but water. Breakfast, White coffee, fruit salad & 2 boiled eggs. Lunch chicken & avacardo salad with water, Dinner pan seared Barramundi (native fresh water fish) with Green salad & soda water.
Comment by Matthew Edwards on February 10, 2015 at 2:43pm

Drinking a lot more water than usual, seems to be doing the trick.

Highlight so far yesterday's dinner, squid stir fry:

Comment by Lori Enlow on February 10, 2015 at 12:19pm
Lunch: bed of salad with steak fajitas, cheese and a hearty amount of guacomole. Pass on the tortillas!
Comment by Robert Burpee on February 10, 2015 at 4:33am
Day 2 - Feel good no cravings as yet, only noticeable change I'm not as hungry as I'm usually. Breakfast fruit salad & white coffee, lunch, chicken & avacardo salad & water dinner chicken pamajana Mexican (with avacardo, jalapeño chilies) & a garden salad washed down with water.
 

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Discussion Forum

Feb 2017 20 Day Sugar Detox Challenge

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

Post-run recovery and sugar

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

sugar detox recipes!

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

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