I survived!

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Well, I am on the last day of my 21 Day Sugar Detox. It has not been fun, especially since I continued to make treats for the kids throughout the process. I have picked up a few new tips, a clearer mind, and think I might have kicked my wicked chocolate addiction…well maybe that’s pushing it! But here are some things I discovered:

    1. Squeezing lemon in water will help overcome nearly any sugar craving.
    2. Coconut Butter makes an awesome snack! here is how to make your own
    3. Drinking Decaf Green or Herbal tea at night helps to combat the munchies.
    4. Make sure you always have a variety of snacks on hand!
    5. If you are determined, you can do anything for 21 Days!

Here are some great recipes that I stumbled across during my detox:


Still need more reasons why you should kick the sugar habit? This is a great article to motivate you!



21 Day Sugar Detox

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So I had my fun over the holidays baking paleo treats. Like I said before, my waistline has paid for it. Whether it is a natural form of sugar or manmade, sugar is sugar and reacts the same in your body…it makes you crave more sugar! I have definitly had some crazy sugar cravings lately. I have actually found myself eating handfuls of chocolate chips just to quench these cravings (no, I am not proud of this). So with that being said, I have decided to commit to the 21 Day Sugar Detox by Balanced Bites. I am going to eliminate all sugar (even fruits and sweet potatoes) for 3 weeks. Before you panic too much, I will still be posting yummy treats that I make for the kids, but I will not be partaking in them. I will also be posting detox treats that I find along the way! I have to be honest, I am not looking forward to the next week. I did a sugar detox last year and I felt awful for a whole week. I just have to remind myself how great I felt after I got through that first week…not to mention losing 35 pounds and killing it in the gym! :)

I welcome all of you to join me! It would be great to have some company in the next 3 weeks…plus I have the tendency to lack motivation and I’m really counting on some of you to help pull me through this! See you on the other side!