Is it weird to be emotional about finishing the 21 Day Sugar Detox? Here’s the thing, the detox officially finished on Monday. And I’m still on it.
I simply don’t feel ready to let go of it just yet. I know that I will, probably in the not too distant future, but I’m in such a good groove with everything at the moment – I feel comfortable here and so here I’m staying.
I’m loving the rhythm and routine of baking snacks and breakfast every three days. The meal planning and innovative uses for leftovers. Saving so much money by prepping all my own meals. Learning new cooking techniques, experimenting with ingredients I’d always ignored (hello cauliflower).
Stay tuned for a big post about my experiences soon but until then – check out my eats from my fourth week on the challenge.
These are my eats from Sunday, which began with some blogilates workouts (legs for cardio, serious standing pilates, bikini blaster muffintop and the broken hearted ab challenge) to warm me up before I went to grab the Sunday papers – it was pouring with rain outside!
Breakfast: Banana pancakes, almond butter
James cooked me up some perfect banana pancakes. He only used half a banana to two eggs for mine as a whole banana gives me a sugar crash these days. I paired them with a generous scoop (or two!) of almond butter. Yummy!
After breakfast it was time to crack into the chores! After washing, washing up, drying, putting away and sorting for a few hours my stomach was grumbling – it was time for lunch!
Lunch: Smoked salmon, cucumber, carrot, leaves, ACV
This has to be my favourite lunch of the moment. It tastes so clean and refreshing yet is filling too.
We then headed into town for a long walk and some shopping (check out my jazzy new shoes here). After hours of walking and perusing, we were ready for dinner.
Dinner: Turkey bolognese, courgette noodles, asparagus
Nom. Times a million. My poor boyfriend is getting a little sick of this meal but I’m completely obsessed! The asparagus was a welcome addition too – I added it in to bulk up a rather measly looking courgette.
After dinner, we relaxed and chilled out watching TV, which was a lovely way to end the weekend. I grabbed a little dessert action too.
Dessert: apple, almond butter…
… two almond butter cups
One thing I’ve learned on the 21DSD is that cutting out fresh fruit completely is not good for me. I’m talking bloating, digestion issues and feeling rubbish. Adding a finely sliced small apple at the end of the day has made a huge difference – even if it means I’m technically over the strict fruit allowance of one piece (half a banana + small apple).
I also grabbed two almond butter cups from the freezer. Delicious!
* Do you eat fresh fruit every day? Which is your favourite?
* Have you ever felt emotional about finishing a diet or fitness plan?