Day Twenty of The 21-Day Sugar Detox

Love watermelon in the summer!
Love watermelon in the summer!

Woo-hoo! One more day left of The 21-Day Sugar Detox!  I tell ya, doing this detox, has really made me appreciate the little things.  I never knew how much I enjoyed different varieties of fruit.  I can’t wait to make my juices and smoothies with watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, and blueberries.  It’s not that I miss the sugar taste.  I miss the variety!

Many people feel as though the paleo diet doesn’t offer much variety.  I have not found that to be true.  I mean, we have a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, fats, and meats.  The problem, for me, came in when I had to cut out nightshades.  But, if you can handle eating nightshades, there are so many foods to choose from.

Another complaint I hear is there is too much preparation and cooking involved.  While I do agree, you can always do most of your preparations one or two days a week.  I always try to cook extra, so I can have some for lunch the next day.  You can also pack lunches for a week.  Or, freeze a week’s worth of dinners, after one day of cooking.  If you really want to do it, you’ll find a way.  There are also quite a few companies making quick, paleo approved snacks and meals.  While I don’t believe you should base your entire diet on these products, they’re fine for once in a while.  I know there are also meal delivery businesses out there which offer paleo meals.  If it’s difficult for you to prepare meals, you may want to look into that.

Truth is, going paleo is not easy.  But, I’ve found it does get easier as you progress.  Plus, the benefits far outweigh the hardships.  It’s been well worth it for me!

What did I eat on day 20 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox?

Day 20 lunch on The 21-Day Sugar Detox Pan Seared Liver Salad
Day 20 lunch on The 21-Day Sugar Detox Pan Seared Liver Salad

Lunch was some leftover liver from a couple of nights ago on a bed of arugula and romaine lettuce, with cucumber, avocado, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Day 20 dinner Double Burger with mushrooms and red onions on a butter lettuce bun.
Day 20 dinner Double Burger with mushrooms and red onions on a butter lettuce bun.

For dinner, I grilled a couple of grass fed beef patties, sauteed red onion and mushrooms, and put them all on a butter lettuce bun, with a couple of squeezes of spicy brown mustard. Yum!

Well, tomorrow is my last day of The 21-Day Sugar Detox.  I think I’ll be eating one meal outside of the house.  Usually, we go to lunch after church.  I guess I’ll have to see what I’m in the mood for at dinner.  Most of the time, I plan my meals; but, for tomorrow, I decided to wing it.  We’ll see what happens!

Goodnight, for now!

#paleo #glutenfree #21dsd

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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