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.

Weight loss results from the 21-day sugar detox
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  I would love to help you begin your paleo lifestyle.

Oh, and check out this short introductory video.

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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.

For lunch, I ate a can of Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a squeeze of lime and half an avocado.  Not much, I know. I was working and really didn’t have time to prepare anything.  I only decided to do this detox last Friday.  It was kind of spontaneous.

Lunch on Day One of The 21-Day Sugar Detox
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 Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Then, I grilled a chicken breast, sprinkled with oregano, salt and pepper, sliced it and laid the slices over the salad. Yum!

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

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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