How has your January been? Ours has been busy 🙂
The 21 day sugar detox really helped us get our focus back! We feel great and enjoyed doing it.
We know that challenges like this aren’t for everybody and that’s okay. For us personally, we enjoy doing little challenges like this from time to time. The main focus with this challenge was not to have sugar (which we don’t over due anyway) – even things like stevia and plantains (which we love both). We took a break from both of them. It was a nice challenge.
We are believers in eating a balanced diet all year long (as best you can), but we also like to have fun in life. That’s why we create a lot of our recipes here on the blog. Recipes that you can enjoy just about everyday with less guilt. Life is too short to say no to everything. We like the 80/20 idea when it comes to food. We aren’t perfect at it, but we try. We love eating real wholesome foods on a daily basis with the occasional treat.
We did manage to remember to snap a few pictures of some of our eats over these past 21 days. Note these are just some highlights and not everything we ate.
Some meals we ate during our 21 sugar detox
We like starting our day with a fresh juice and a good bit of healthy fats. Sometimes we did crave something else like pancakes.
Or Hemp english muffins topped with a quick chocolate coconut oil frosting. Sometimes we like having chocolate for breakfast 🙂
Most mornings it was fresh juice with hemp protein coconut oil mush (and not sure how the cacao nibs got there haha).
We tend to eat the same thing here — egg coconut flour pancakes (2 eggs with 2 tbsp coconut flour). We adore them. Lori did have some broccoli breadsticks made as bread for a few lunches.
Broccoli bread to make yummy simple turkey sandwiches.
Egg coconut flour pancake with veggies and coconut oil.
Egg pancake topped with coconut oil served with parnsips, sauted greens and a little mustard.
Usually similar just different ‘meat’ or ‘fish’ and veggies. We usually always have some healthy fats at this meal in the forms of tahini and coconut oil. This is also when we tend to have our starchy carbs, which has been some type of winter squash.
Cod, kabocha squash, zucchini, and cauliflower drizzled with coconut oil.
Ground turkey, spiralized zucchini, acorn squash, greens, nooch, and tahini.
Salmon, brussel sprouts, sauted cabbage, kabocha squash, coconut oil and tahini.
Mahi mahi served with kabocha squash, sauted greens and brussel sprouts topped with nooch and nutritional yeast.
Coconut butter and nibs. One of our favorite go-to options for a quick and yummy dessert.
Winter squash with coconut butter, nooch and nibs always a good snack option.
There you have it a quick overview of some of our meals that we’ve been eating lately. Well… really this is normally how we eat majority of the time. We love what we eat! We love real wholesome foods.
We know as food/lifestyle bloggers who have a huge passion for FOOD we should take better food pics, but sometimes we are in a rush and just want to EAT 😉
Learning to eat healthy and balanced meals year around takes practice and being honest with yourself. You have to know what your limits are. Not everyone can handle cleanses or detoxes. Don’t listen to others. Discover YOUR personal balance that makes you happy and reach your goals.
We have learned over the years to eat what we want when we want it.
You have control over your food choices.
We have a strong relationship with food, so we can handle these challenges without making our relationship with food worse. We don’t like extreme approaches or crazy diets (as they don’t always provide healthy life long habits). We like challenges that are short and fun. 21dsd was fun for us because it didn’t feel like we were dieting or that we were depriving ourselves. Because everything we ate we love to eat.
What are your thoughts on challenges, cleanses, diets?
How was your 21dsd challenge? Did you like it?