30 Sugar Detox Tips & Tricks to Live By

30 Sugar Detox Tips & Tricks to Live By

We did it! My husband and I finished our 30 Day Sugar Detox. While we were not perfect, we did stay on plan for all 30 days and we definitely feel like we achieved our goals.

I learned a few things about following the Sugar Detox that I thought I would share here. These should be applicable no matter what dietary plan you follow.

1. Plan out Meals

2. Cook in Bulk

3. Dedicate Time to Prep Your Meals in Advance

4. Add Soups and Broths to Your Diet to Help Sustain You

5. Employ Your Slow Cooker

6. Buy in Bulk and Keep Your Fridge Stocked

7. Cook Extra and Eat it For Lunch the Next Day

8. Fight Cravings with Drinks That are Sugar Free and Free of Artificial Sugars

9. Remember Why You are Doing This. It’s important to start this with goals in mind.

10. It Will Take Time to Adjust.

10. Pick New Recipes and Make a New One Each Week. Here’s my favorites.

11. Have a plan for social gatherings.

12. Buy Produce in Season to Save Money.

13. Enlist a Friend (or spouse) to Detox with You.

14. Go Public. Use Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to keep you honest.

15. Read Labels.

Hidden Sugars

16. Take it One Day at a Time.

17. Find That One Recipe That Helps You Get Through It.

18. When In Doubt, Eat More Vegetables.

19. Fight Cravings With Activity.

20. Don’t Go Hungry! Plan snacks.

21. Don’t Give Up. We all slip up. Get back on track.

22. Ask to Bring a Favorite Dish to a Social Gathering.

23. Find a Pinterest Board to Help You Find Inspiring New Dishes.

24. Find a Forum for Useful Ideas and Support.

25. Remember to Sleep.

26. Don’t Forget: The Foods You Gave Up Weren’t Nourishing!

27. Savor Each Bite and Find the Sweetness in Real Food.

28. Stick to Your Guns When Encountering Food Pushers.

29. Look Up Menus Online Before Dining Out.

30. Be Okay with Being the Picky Customer at a Restaurant.

What tips or tricks would you add?


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Comments

  1. Thanks for the great list. Great learning experience. Do these 30 skills feel like habits or still on learning curve?Do you have less craving for sugar filled / processed items now?

  2. Cathy, Great questions! Thank you for asking. I can say during the 30 Day Detox I didn’t really ever crave sweets. And I don’t crave them now – but I don’t have the detox as the excuse to say “no” either. That said, yesterday at the Super Bowl party I attended, I didn’t carefully select what I ate. I ate just as junky as you’d expect at a Super Bowl party. And boy did I regret it. I had tummy aches and tummy troubles. Enough so that I have resolved to going back to eating almost as carefully as I did on the detox. I’m that sick to my stomach. It has been quite a lesson learned. Andrea

  3. A psychiatrist said that the majority of depression could be cured by eliminating sugar from the diet. In fact he was so much in demand that he would not take clients until they had been sugar free for one month before he would agree to see them. His recommedation to stave off sugar cravings was peanut butter and or pickles… My go to is to brush my teeth.

  4. Brushing your teeth is a great suggestion Jeannie!

  5. Angel Saumier says:

    ~Keep healthy snacks in the car for road food. I keep Trail Mix and Bottled Water. Sometimes I bring Lemon Water or Sun Tea along as well. The less reasons you have to stop somewhere for food and drink while you’re out, the better.
    ~Getting enough protein in the diet will help stop sugar cravings. Hypoglycemic attacks can be avoided by eating eggs for breakfast and keeping protein levels high. Adding Protein Powder to smoothies can help with this as well.

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