Day One of The 21-Day Sugar Detox

Today is day one of The 21-Day Sugar Detox for me.  This is my second time doing this particular detox program.  My first detox was really successful.  In fact, this is the detox I used when I first decided to go paleo.

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Results from The 21-Day Sugar Detox

If it worked so well the first time, why am I having to do it again?  I’m doing it again because it worked so well the first time.  After I completed The 21-Day Sugar Detox, I was able to easily transition into the Autoimmune Approach diet, 100%.  Once many of my symptoms had been relieved, I began to add forbidden foods back into my diet.  Some of these food items were successfully added back, like eggs, goat/sheep dairy, seeds, and nuts.  However, some foods caused a flare of my old symptoms.  These foods were from the nightshade group of foods which includes tomatoes and peppers.  I was also unsuccessful at adding dairy from cows.

I felt, after all the food testing, it was time to detox.  Plus, I have my big 45th birthday coming up next month.  I want to feel clean and healthy when that day comes.  So, that’s why I’m doing The 21-Day Sugar Detox again.

I am doing some things differently than I did the first time.  I am not restricting myself by following the autoimmune modifications.  Since I’ve been able to add eggs, seeds and nuts into my diet, I’m going to continue to eat them.  I will continue to avoid nightshades, though.

Also, I will be adding exercise to my detox.  Last time I did the detox, I was unable to add any fitness because of my illness.  This time, I’ll be able to add yoga, walking, and ballet barre.  I’m really excited to see the results from that little add-in.

Every night, for the next 21 nights, I’ll be blogging my meal plan, workout, and results from that day.  I hope you’ll follow along, especially if you’re thinking of trying The 21-Day Sugar DetoxIf you’ve been thinking of starting the paleo diet, why wait any longer.  Join me in this detox!  It’ll be fun.

Should you have any questions, or need motivation, please let me know in the comments for this post.  You can also email me privately at tara@paleocajunlady.com.  I would love to help you begin your paleo lifestyle.

Oh, and check out this short introductory video.

If you’d like to purchase your own copy of The 21-Day Sugar Detox, head over to the “Shop” tab in the header of this blog.  That will take you to my Amazon shop where you can find the book on the first page.  Or, you can just click herethe 21-day sugar detox Day One of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a 1936608111.

What did I eat on Day One? 

As some of you may know already, I don’t eat breakfast, typically.  I practice intermittent fasting; so, I only eat within eight hours of every day.  I’ll do a blog post about that at another time.  What I’m trying to tell you, is that I have no breakfast tips for you.

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Lunch on Day One of The 21-Day Sugar Detox

Dinner was much better.  I ate a huge Balsamic Herb Chicken Salad.  I simply made a salad with some mixed greens, cucumber, avocado and pecans. I tossed it with Balsamic Vinegarthe 21-day sugar detox Day One of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B0000ZRGL6 and Extra Virgin Olive Oilthe 21-day sugar detox Day One of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B0060JMVM0.  Then, I grilled a chicken breast, sprinkled with oregano, salt and pepper, sliced it and laid the slices over the salad. Yum!

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Dinner on Day One of The 21-Day Sugar Detox- Balsamic Herb Chicken Salad

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to exercise today.  My hip was causing a bit of pain for me today.  I felt it was best to rest it.  Sometimes it’s better not to aggravate our symptoms.

I hope you come back for tomorrow’s post update.  Let me know if you’re also doing a detox diet.  I love hearing about everyone’s experience.

Let me know if I can help.

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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Psyllium and Paleo, Yay or Nay?

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I’ve recently received so many questions regarding whether or not psyllium is paleo.  Luckily, I have my own experience to draw upon to answer these questions.

Last year, my gastroenterologist suggested I start taking a psyllium supplement to help “bulk up my stools”.  I was having problems with constipation and diarrhea at the time.  She tried to give me sample of Metamucil, which I told her to keep.  There was no way I was using that toxic mess when my body was already fighting against me.  I would find my own non-toxic supplements.  Thank you very much.

I did my reasearch; and, discovered Organic India Whole Husk Psyllium, 12-Ouncepsyllium Psyllium and Paleo, Yay or Nay? ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B0016AXN7A. It was the purest form of psyllium I could find.  And, I have been taking it successfully since then.  I found the easiest way to take it is to add one tablespoon to a full glass of water, with a squeeze of lemon.  I like to use the lemon for flavor and it’s detoxifying properties.

In January, I made the transition to paleo, by following The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally.  I continued to take my psyllium supplement through the entire detox.  My results were amazing!  All of my tummy troubles disappeared.  I lost weight!  I finally started feeling well again.  I decided to adopt the paleo lifestyle for good.

Then, I made the choice to take my paleo eating a step further.  I began to follow:

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While studying the paleo diet, I read that taking psyllium was not considered paleo.  That, in fact, I was eating enough vegetables and fruits, to regulate my bowel movements without psyllium.  I did more research.  Some blogs and articles stated that you should allow your body to “fix” itself, without the use of psyllium.  But, if psyllium is a natural supplement, how could it be so bad?  I mean, I know some natural substances are poisonous or toxic;  but, even they can be used in small doses to remedy certain ailments.  However, in an attempt to be fully paleo, I stopped taking my supplement.

Boy, was that a mistake!  I’m not going to give you all of the gross details.  Let’s just say, after three days of constipation and various other issues,  I began taking my psyllium again.

Here’s my train of thought.  If it’s helping you, by all means, take it.  Don’t worry about if it’s 100% paleo or not.  Many of us have sought out the paleo diet to help heal our bodies.  When you’re first starting out, your body may need extra help from supplements.  Anyone who tells you to follow strict rules regarding paleo is, in my opinion, missing the point.  While there are certain guidelines to follow, you should also listen to your body.  If your body needs psyllium to poop properly, by all means, use it. I’m sure our ancestors didn’t take Ox bile or Vitamin D supplements either.  But, I take them.

So, if you need psyllium, take it. The paleo lifestyle is about healing your body so you can live with optimal health.  While you’re healing your body, understand you may need extra help with supplements.  One day, I hope not to need my psyllium supplements anymore.  I know if I continue to eat paleo, get some exercise, and use clean, non-toxic products,  I will obtain the health I want.  It’s just a matter of time and perseverance.
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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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