Dry January and Sugar Detox

This submit is a couple of Sugar Detox I’m presently doing, plus Dry January. In case you assume this could be a delicate or triggering matter for you, please skip the remainder of this submit and I’ll see you again quickly! Learn on for extra about our expertise, what I’m doing, and a few of my favourite recipes after I’m doing a sugar detox.

Hello hello buddies from a couple of days into Dry January and a Sugar Detox. That is one thing I typically do after the vacations as an opportunity to get again to fundamentals. I discover that the vacations are typically an avalanche of scrumptious sugary treats and cocktails, and by this time of 12 months, I’m normally greater than able to eat a vegetable or two. It’s normally an indication that I’m able to get again to entire, fundamental meals when an apple tastes like water. After chopping out sugar for some time, it brings again meals’ inherent sweetness and I additionally keep in mind why I prefer to gasoline my physique with as many contemporary, entire meals as potential. It makes me really feel a lot extra energized!

I positively wished to ditch out on sugar as a result of my ultrasound is subsequent month. Whereas I do know the top result’s out of my management, I wished to take any actions potential to encourage an excellent consequence. Crossing my fingers!!

You possibly can try a recap of a earlier sugar detox right here!


Listed below are the issues I’m specializing in this month:

– Contemporary produce and plant-based choices (numerous berries, greens, apples, dates, citrus, non-starchy veggies)

– Lean protein (principally rooster and fish with the occasional grass-fed steak)

– Wholesome fat (chia, flax, almond butter, nuts, seeds)

– Complete grains (principally rice and oatmeal) and sensible carbs (like starchy veggies and candy potatoes)

Listed below are the issues I’m avoiding, which I’ve principally stayed away from since my gallbladder assault:

– Fried meals (I loooooove french fries and am nonetheless having them often as a result of I have to stay, however not tremendous typically)

– Gluten

– Dairy (Skipping dairy is simple for me as a result of it kills my abdomen. On my cheese boards, I like to incorporate at the very least one or two nut-based cheeses)

– Alcohol

– Eggs (if I get an excellent consequence and don’t have to have surgical procedure, I’m going to begin having eggs once more a couple of times per week as a result of they’re my favourite meals… simply not 2-Three per day like I did for at the very least 5 years haha)

A pattern Sugar Detox buying listing is right here:

– Fruit (berries, apples, bananas, dates)

– Veggies (carrots, cucumber, bell pepper, something I wish to grill or roast that week, candy potatoes)

– Leafy greens (I swap it up every week however normally go for spinach, romaine, kale and/or arugula)

– White or brown rice 

– Oatmeal

– Almond butter

– Chia seeds

– Nuts and dried fruit for home made path combine and oatmeal toppings

– Protein (rooster, salmon, canned tuna, Past Meat sausage)

– Seite tortillas, Paleo waffles, cauliflower gnocchi

– Salad dressings (I really like Primal Kitchen), salsa, and dip (guacamole and hummus are my faves)

– Protein powder  

What are you able to eat on a sugar detox?

Listed below are a few of my go-to faves:


I at all times chug at the very least eight ouncesof room temperature water after I get up. I’ve heard of individuals including lemon juice or sea salt for electrolytes, however plain water does the trick for me.

Then, I’ll have one of many three following issues relying on how a lot time we’ve:

Decaf espresso with 1 scoop collagen, almond milk, and monk fruit to sweeten. I whisk the whole lot up with this milk frother, which was one in all my favourite purchases of 2019.

Inexperienced juice! I’ll use apple, spinach, cucumber, celery, mint, and lemon. That is my favourite pre-breakfast choice. It offers me a ton of vitamins to begin the day, hydrates me, after which I can wait a bit to have an actual breakfast since I’m operating round within the morning.

Morning detox drink. That is one other fave for years! Liv says it smells horrible however I believe it tastes nice and the components have a ton of advantages.


Chickpea scramble

Fab 4 smoothie

Oats with chia, flax, Truvani protein powder, berries, and almond butter

Hen tacos (it sounds bizarre however it’s so good for breakfast! I take advantage of Siete tortillas, leafy greens, leftover rooster, salsa and guacamole)

Breakfast cookie or baked oatmeal. These are nice to make prematurely and the kiddos love them, too. 


Massive salad with rooster (I cook dinner it within the Instantaneous Pot) and a candy potato. My favourite dressing is the home made Ranch from How you can Not Die cookbook or the Primal Kitchen dressings (ordered from Thrive Market).

Every day Harvest bowl with tuna or leftover rooster

Every day Harvest smoothie with Truvani protein or collagen added

Soup! This can be a staple through the winter. My go-to recipe is right here! I normally simply throw a bunch of components into the Instantaneous Pot. Just lately, I made an superior one with carrots, onion, ginger, lemongrass paste, and coconut milk.


Dinner is a bit in all places and a few of our wholesome dinner staples are on this submit.

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Some extra faves:

Sunbasket meals (<— my hyperlink will get you $40 off your first cargo!). I nonetheless get these for 2 dinners every week. It’s a straightforward solution to get one thing nutritious on the desk quick when the Pilot is away. I additionally love that I can add pantry staples and meat to our cargo, like collagen nut butter, carrots, snap peas, crab truffles, jerky, Good Bar bites, and completely different dips. Their vegan spinach-artichoke dip is amaaaaazing.

Ina’s skillet roasted lemon rooster. The household loves this one and it makes the home odor like Thanksgiving.

Oh She Glows Kale Caesar

PaleOMG cauliflower gnocchi soup 

Herb-roasted salmon

Mediterranean rooster bake

So far as Dry January goes, I made a decision to do that to assist out my gallbladder. The liver and gallbladder are BFFs so if one is having a tough time, it’s going to have an effect on the opposite. I don’t drink alcohol too typically anymore – wine perhaps a couple of times per week – however actually wish to give my GB the perfect probability going into the ultrasound. I’m having champagne the night time of the ultrasound, regardless of the consequence lol.

Do you may have any health or vitamin targets you’re working in direction of? Wish to be part of me for slightly sugar detox for the remainder of the month?

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Pleased Monday and I’ll see ya quickly!



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