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21DSD T-3 Easy meal planning

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My week goes better when I plan meals ahead. I try to keep the menu reaaaallllly simple. And when I have time, I like to try out new recipes. You can find more support and ideas here! in the 21 Day Sugar Detox forum.

  1. Look at your schedule next week and see which meals you need to plan, how much time you have for prep during the week.
  2. Figure out an easy, repeatable breakfast, lunch can be leftovers + a big salad, dinners can be doubled. dinner can be really simple – stir-fry ground meat, spices to make it interesting and veggies, with some healthy fats. Plan some snacks.
  3. Make your list, shop & set aside time Sunday for a cook-up.
  4. Easy proteins can be a pan of roasted chicken thighs, a mix of ground beef and pork, slow-roasted pork shoulder. Chop some crunchy fresh veg for snacks.
  5. Figure out when you’ll need to do a second grocery store run mid-week. And celebrate your success. (I hope I haven’t scared you away!!). xx
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21DSD T-6 Sugar, it’s not me, it’s you.

As 2014 winds down, I am reflecting on my intentions for 2015. I’ve declared that I’m done struggling with food cravings. After all my holiday treats, I feel a little gross. Starting 5 January, I am leading a 21-day Sugar Detox with a group of friends who want to kick sugar cravings to the curb. Easily. With kindness. With nourishment. This week is “Prep Week.” I’m looking at recipes and planning my “re-entry” from the holidays. I want to make this as easy as possible. And preparation leads to success.

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If you’re not entirely sure whether you need a sugar detox, take a moment to answer the following questions from Diane Sanfilippo’s book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox:

  1. Do you crave sugar all day, every day—or even a few times a week? I’m talking about candy, sweets, chocolate, or lots of fruit.
  2. Do you crave carbohydrates? These include bread, rice, pasta, pastries, cereal (yes, even oatmeal!), sandwiches, wraps, and breakfast bars.
  3. Do you include something sweet with every meal or snack?
  4. Do you experience spikes and dips in your energy levels throughout the day?
  5. Do you often feel tired upon waking in the morning?
  6. Do you drink alcoholic beverages daily or multiple times per week?
  7. Are you trying to burn body fat?
  8. Are you following a low-fat, whole-grain-rich diet that just isn’t working?
  9. Does the way you eat leave you feeling unsatisfied, hungry, and grazing on snacks every 2 to 3 hours?
  10. Do you crave carbs or sugar even though you follow a clean-eating type of lifestyle (including Paleo, primal, low-carb, vegetarian, Weston Price, or “real food”)?

If you’ve answered yes to more than one or two of these questions, you’re a good candidate for this three-week program. Join me and harness the power of the group.

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january cometh

January is coming. I will be doing the 21-day sugar detox. it starts officially 5 January. will you join me? Full program details here. Why? Because I feel better when I’m sugar-free. I have more energy, cravings fade, my overall happiness increases.

Meanwhile, I’m enjoying Christmas.

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low carb paleo

I’m trying a new approach to eating well. Remember the super power diet? With super foods. Only better. No sugar, no starch. Lots of greens. Moderate protein.

This past week I felt well-nourished and satisfied. No cravings. Lots of energy. I averaged about 60 grams of carbohydrates (30 net of fibre), mostly from vegetables. I am following a recommendation for diabetics to control their blood sugar by reducing their carbohydrates. This is helping my waist-line. Stay tuned. It might just be that I’ve discovered Paleo nirvana.

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