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.

For lunch, I ate a can of Wild Sardines in 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 B004VDH4L0 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.

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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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Tropical Ahi Tuna Volcano Salad Recipe

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I discovered this recipe totally by accident.  I was trying to create a simple tropical inspired salad with the sashimi grade tuna I had just bought.  I wanted to stack the ingredients; but, I had nothing to use as a mold.  That’s when I decided to use a big, bpa-free plastic cup.  When I lifted the cup, after turning it upside down over the lettuce, I noticed a stack that reminded me of a volcano.  Boom!  This salad was born!

I’ve made it a few times since then.  It always gets rave reviews by guests.  They love the volcano look.  The last few times, I added beet root powder to the dressing.  It looks like lava coming down the volcano!  It’s unbelievably cool!

Tropical Ahi Tuna Volcano Salad

Marinade

½ cup coconut aminos,Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Aminostuna Tropical Ahi Tuna Volcano Salad Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B00B8Z70AY

1 Tbsp raw honey,YS Organic Bee Farms CERTIFIED ORGANIC RAW HONEYtuna Tropical Ahi Tuna Volcano Salad Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B00014JNI0

1 tsp sesame seed oil, Spectrum Naturals Organic Sesame Oil — 8 fl oztuna Tropical Ahi Tuna Volcano Salad Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B005A5JTL6

1 tsp fresh ginger, grated

¼ tsp sea salt, The Spice Lab Finely Ground Pure Himalayantuna Tropical Ahi Tuna Volcano Salad Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B005MER0RA

Salad

2 Ahi tuna steaks, cut into 1 inch chunks

1 large cucumber, diced

½ red onion, diced

2 medium ripe avocados, diced (peeled & pitted)

½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

4 cups mixed greens

½ cup banana chips,Trader Joe’s Organic Banana Chipstuna Tropical Ahi Tuna Volcano Salad Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B0041PFFE6

1 handful Macadamia nuts, chopped, Raw Hawaiian Macadamia Nutstuna Tropical Ahi Tuna Volcano Salad Recipe ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B00C78BXUE

Dressing

2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos

1 Tbsp raw honey

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup fresh pineapple, lime, or mango juice

Dash salt & Pepper

1) Marinate Tuna chunks by placing ingredients in resealable bag or container.  Make sure tuna is covered in marinade.  Place container in fridge for 20 minutes to 2 hours.

2) To assemble salad, divide lettuce into 2 to 4 servings.   Basically, if you want two big salads, place lettuce on two plates; four, if you want four small salads.  In a medium bowl, mix together cucumber, red onion, and avocado.  Place mixture in a 12 ounce cup or mold. Press down lightly.  Add marinated tuna to cup or mold.  Press down lightly.  Place cup, upside down, over middle of lettuce.  Slowly lift cup, while guiding ingredients into dome shape.  Some of the ingredients will fall into lettuce.  That’s okay.  You want it to have the appearance of a crumbling volcano. Sprinkle Ahi volcano with sesame seeds and macadamia nuts.

3) Whisk together all dressing ingredients. Drizzle over Ahi volcano and salad greens. If you want to go super fancy, you can add a little beet root powder to the dressing.  That will make the dressing look like lava, coming down the volcano.  It’s pretty cool lookin’!

4) Enjoy salad and all the compliments you’ll receive!

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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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