I'm in the midst of a sugar detox. I've never done a detox or cleanse before, and I really had no desire to - I feel like cleanses cycle around and become popular every couple of years and I'd pretty much written them off. However, the more I learn about myself and PCOS, the more I'm interested in making my health a priority and trying things I wasn't necessarily open to before.
I recently found Donielle's site, and her blog has been a wonderful addition to my Google reader. I signed up for her newsletter and in that found her (free!) e-book, for a sugar detox challenge. Honestly? I kind of rolled my eyes when I first saw the title - I mean, what, you stop eating things that are bad for you and you're "detox-ed" right?
Oh-ho-ho so wrong.
The concept behind this detox is not to deprive yourself
of anything that has sugar, but rather to gradually phase things out so
you don't crave it anymore, and replace it with natural sweeteners in
much better moderation.
The challenge is for two months with a weekly challenge that so far has seemed really attainable. You build on the challenges, so what you were doing in week one you're still doing at the end of week eight. It alternates between giving things up, and making different choices, and I like that I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything.
Ben and I are doing it together - we're headed into week three (we start our weeks Friday mornings so we're not tempted to "cheat" over the weekend), and we're amazed already at how much more energy we have!
Sugar can be a big proponent in PCOS, so I'm more than happy to try and eliminate as much of it from my routine as possible - and so far this detox has helped re-start my weight loss - a win in my book!
Have you ever done a detox or a cleanse? Was it purely a "fad" or was it something that was well put-together like this? Did you do it with someone or did you fly solo?
**While Donielle's e-book is free, it is copyrighted, so I won't be sharing things directly from the challenge itself, just my reactions to it. If you want a copy head over to her site!**