The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox is a clear-cut, effective, whole-foods-based nutrition action plan that will reset your body and your habits! Tens of thousands of people have already used this groundbreaking guide to shatter the vicious sugar stronghold. Now it’s your turn!

Use the easy-to-follow meal plans and more than 90 simple recipes in this book to bust a lifetime of sugar and carb cravings in just three weeks. Three levels of the program make it approachable for anyone, whether you’re star


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  1. 259 of 274 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The 21 Day Sugar Detox helped me mentally and physically., March 8, 2014

    Hello! I am a 23 year old female, and I am a very active person. I play soccer and go to Crossfit at least 4 times a week. I started Crossfit in September 2013 and learned about the paleo lifestyle. I received Diane’s book, Practical Paleo, from a friend and have been experimenting with it since September 2013. In February 2014, my Crossfit gym was having a paleo challenge that I wanted to be a part of. I wanted to further my understanding of a paleo lifestyle so I attended a Balanced Bites Seminar this past January in Philadelphia. Here I purchased Diane’s 21 Day Sugar Detox book. A rule in my gym’s challenge was to avoid sugar. I decided to do the 21 DSD in conjunction with the challenge at my gym.

    Prior to the 21 DSD, I had an unhealthy relationship with sugar. I would go a few days eating paleo and then would binge eat sweets. Binge eating sweets has been a problem for me for a really long time. My sweet tooth was so strong. I would crave very specific desserts. Just a bite, a slice, or a piece of a dessert would not satisfy me. Eating one Oreo or one chocolate chip cookie didn’t cut it. I’d down like 6 cookies before I felt like I satisfied my craving. I could consume a pint of ice cream in no time. Chocolate….my ultimate weakness. I craved chocolate every. single. day. Every evening I’d say, “Now it’s time to end the day with some chocolate.” I’d eat candy or snacks just because they were in front of me. I wouldn’t think twice about it. My brain would strongly crave these sweets even if my body wasn’t actually hungry. I knew that I wanted to build muscle and lose body fat. And I knew that I would not achieve this goal if I kept giving in to my sweet tooth. This book came to me at the perfect time!

    Because I am active 6 out of 7 days of the week and have had experience with paleo, I decided to do Level 3 with energy modifications. Levels 1 & 2 are NOT paleo. I started the detox on a Monday. The weekend before I went food shopping and meal prepped for the upcoming week. Meal planning and meal prepping is absolutely key to successfully completing the detox.

    The first week was awesome for me! I was super motivated, ate everything that I prepped, and didn’t cheat! When week two rolled around, I STRUGGLED. I legitimately went through sugar withdrawal. Normally, I’d eat paleo for a 4-7 days and then that’s when I would binge eat sweets. So when day 8 rolled around, I was ready to binge and I knew I couldn’t. I got headaches. All my brain thought about was chocolate. It was hard. Before the detox, I cleared my cabinets of ALL sugary treats. I HIGHLY recommend doing so. The urge to cheat is overwhelming at first.

    I drank extra water when I was craving, ate green apples with cinnamon, made some of the not sweet treats, and ate green tipped bananas. Almond butter was a saving grace for me. I would eat a tablespoon of almond butter as a treat too. A green tipped banana with cinnamon and almond butter?! YUM!

    Once you get through the withdrawal, it gets better! I have strengthened my willpower and this is my greatest accomplishment. I work in a school and for those of you who work in a school, you know how difficult it is to avoid sugary treats in the faculty room, classroom parties, school wide events, faculty breakfasts, etc. I was able to say “No thank you” in all of these instances. When I was offered sugary snacks and breads, I stayed focused on my goals. Saying no is such a powerful tool.

    I have been a bad sleeper since I was ten years old. It used to take me at least one hour to fall asleep. I was always a super light sleeper…the littlest things easily disturb my sleep. Now after successfully completing the detox, I fall asleep quickly. I sleep in such a deep and peaceful sleep. When I wake up, I remember my dreams. I rarely wake up during the middle of the night. Sleep is critical to hormone balance and connected with body fat loss. I know if I continue eating this way, I will be sure to reach my goals,

    My skin definitely cleared up. The week before the detox, I pigged out on crappy foods (frozen yogurt with lots of chocolate candy toppings, Mexican food, alcohol, and more). My face broke out in blemishes. By the end of the 21 days, I had no pimples. My eyes looked a little brighter too. I learned that sugar directly affects my skin. When I have a pimple, I know it’s because I ate a refined unhealthy, sugary treat.

    My energy levels are more consistent throughout the day. I rarely get that 2:30 feeling. My mind is clearer. Because my body was fueled properly, my Crossfit performance has improved too. I feel great during my workouts.

    Now that my 21 days and my 30 day paleo challenge is over, I had a cheat day. I ate a bunch of sugar treats to see how I would feel. The result? Pimples, constipated, a little bloated, and most importantly, NOT SATISFIED. It’s amazing how the sugary treats just…

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  2. 185 of 213 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    How to kick sugar without losing your mind, November 7, 2013
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    Jayzilla (Virginia) –

    This review is from: The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally (Paperback)
    This detox isn’t the same as you might expect. It’s not a juice cleanse or something like that. The reality is that’s not going to help. As Diane states in the book, “to detox your body from sugar means not only to rid your body of cravings for it, but also to rid your daily life of the structure built around being a slave to when you eat sugar, how much you eat, and the form in which you eat it.”

    The way she presents the detox is in one of three programs, depending on how your current sugar lifestyle is. Level 1 is for folks who are just coming off of a “standard American diet”, which not only includes junk food but also large amounts of whole grains (i.e., the “healthy” grains) and dairy. Level 3 is for folks who already eat pretty clean, maybe someone who considers herself “mostly Paleo” and wants to finally kick the habit. Level 2 is somewhere in between.

    One of the things I appreciate most about this book is how it’s not simply one that tells you why sugar is bad and then gives you tips on how to deal with the withdrawal of not eating it.

    It definitely does those things, but it also almost holds your hand (as much as a book can), as you do it. There are even checklists for 7 days before you start, 5 days before you start, all the way to the day before. They’re designed to help get you excited for it, prepare the way, and get emotionally ready.

    Then as you go, you can follow her meal plan for you, which tells you exactly which foods are appropriate to eat for your level, or you can plan your own menus based on her “yes” and “no” food lists.

    In addition to the already-useful help and meal plans offered in the book, there are also a bunch of recipes (90, to be more precise) for foods that foster a healthy lifestyle. These aren’t “health food” recipes in the sense most people think (no tasteless rice cakes here), but delicious, satisfying foods.

    If sugar is something you’ve struggled with giving up, this book is definitely for you!

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