It’s finally happening, you guys. I am doing the 21-Day Sugar Detox.
Many of you will remember that I tried and failed at this in June, but let’s be honest–who has the willpower to give up fruit in the peak of fruit season? Not this girl, apparently.
But I have bigger goals this time around. Namely that I am getting married 6 weeks from Saturday (holy crap) and, more than caring about what my body looks like, I want my skin to be clear. I am majorly prone to stress breakouts, and despite already being super well prepared for the wedding, I am not exactly an easygoing person, so a stress breakout the day of my wedding is a huge probability. So I’m hoping I can mitigate that risk with a 21DSD leading up to the big day.
I plan to start the detox on December 1st and go through the 22nd, then add rice and a little bit of alcohol back into my diet, but leave sweets and fruit out until the wedding itself. This way I will have a little something to work with on Christmas, and I will also be able to give myself a little bit of re-toxing so that I don’t have to deal with full-on post-detox bloat while wearing a wedding dress. Because you better believe I will be drinking alcohol and eating dessert that night, but we have all been there where we order a pizza on Day 31 of the Whole30 or whatever, and then spend the rest of the night filling up with air because our guts just weren’t ready. Not an experience I would like to have on my wedding day, thankyouverymuch.
Have you done the 21-Day Sugar Detox? Apart from meal prep (which I know is the #1 priority for making any kind of challenge or detox work), what tips do you have for me? What ingredients should I be sure to have on-hand, or better yet, what do I need to make sure I go nowhere near during those 21 days?