21 Day Sugar Detox. Day 3: Christmas Trees Smell Amazing

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in 21 DSD Daily Eats | 3 comments

I’m going to make this quick, because I am dying to lie on the couch for a whole hour, starting in 8 minutes.


Again, insane. Cook, drive, set up, drive, shop, cook, blog. A wonderful new recipe, if I do say so myself, for grain-free rosemary olive oil crackers. They’re a great snack for the next 18 days, and beyond! Check ‘em out.

Honestly, today is a blur. What I do know is that I had to bake brownies and chocolate chip cookies for a catering job, and let me tell you: Smelling those things when doing a sugar detox is TORTURE. And we’re not just talking about smelling them while sitting in the other room playing video games (ahem, Simon), but MAKING them. And not licking the spoon, or eating those little bits on the cookie sheet that get a little extra toasty. And you know how when you cut brownies, they get stuck to the knife a bit? Holy. Moley. Can you just picture the beads of sweat on my forehead while I resisted cheating?

This is how I found myself with my nose literally in the Christmas tree. It smells great. And not like delicious cookies.

All that being said, I managed to eat pretty well today. Bacon and eggs for breakfast, some rotisserie chicken for lunch, chicken broth later on, and shrimp scampi over spinach for dinner, which Simon made(!) He likes to pretend he doesn’t know how to cook, but he’s totally busted.


In general, I have a feeling that I haven’t been eating enough for the past few days, but I haven’t felt all that hungry either. I find that the fewer carbs I eat, the less hungry I am in general. The main difference I feel in my health since embracing a mostly paleo lifestyle is stable blood sugar. Carbs and grains make me hypoglycemic. Cutting out sugars and most carbs altogether makes me a superhero.

Not that I’ll never eat a grain-free chocolate chip cookie ever again. 3 days down, 18 to go! How’s everyone doing?

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  1. I finally got the book to download! And had it been green-tipped, looks like eating that banana would have been okay, but this one certainly was not. I think initially I had in my head that I would stay away from just added sugar and alcohol (and the bread, pasta, etc), but I’m all in now. I may have the occasional green apple as level one allows, but greenish bananas I don’t like. I AM enjoying the full-fat milk with my coffee this morning, but I AM missing the sugar a bit! No luck finding coconut flour around here yesterday, but now that I see this yummy cracker recipe that you’ve shared, back out today I’ll be looking for almond flour.

  2. Still holding on strong! Had to pass on birthday cake last night at my Dad’s party, and then watch my husband eat 2 pieces in front of me after we got home. I didn’t cave though.

  3. 1. I’m on day 9, and feeling like a superhero is almost worth giving up sugar entirely (*almost).
    2. I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN in re: cutting brownies. I did the same thing at work last week and had to laugh at myself. I’ve gone through my whole life indulging in those little chunks that get stuck to the knife, the bits that get left in the pan, etc etc. It’s absurd how difficult it was to deny myself those little bites, but in reference to point #1 above, I wanted to brag to everyone I knew about how I resisted (:

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