After watching Fed Up a few weeks ago and sort of being on a binge fest since I sprained my ankle I’ve decided to do a 10 day sugar cleanse. I’m not following a set plan from someone. My main focus is not eating sugar, anything made from sugar, anything with sugar on the label, and trying my best to stick with whole foods. On MY cleanse whole grains, legumes, dates and fruit are totally allowed because I don’t see those as “bad” foods. Our body needs healthy carbohydrates. And since I’m vegan there’s no way I would eliminate half my food sources, but I will be doing my best to eat lots of vegetables during the cleanse.
I’ve already got some people from Instagram and Facebook joining in. Would you like to do this with me? We start on Sunday! This isn’t anything formal, if you want to join in with me do your best and share on Facebook your progress! You can connect with everyone doing the cleanse through this Facebook event.
I’ll post what I’m eating, links to recipes, and sample meal plans on Facebook and on Instagram and you can share what you are eating too! I will also post workout circuits you can try at home or in the gym! Let’s do this! I’m so thankful that I have these Tastymakes treats because they are sweetened with dates and I’m going to allow them on the cleanse.
My sugar cleanse is pretty simple. Here are the “rules”:
– No sugar (that means no cane sugar, no white sugar, no palm sugar, no honey, no agave, no maple syrup, pure stevia is fine)
– Nothing that was made from sugar (that means no beer, alcohol, kombucha, fruit juice, etc)
– Nothing that has sugar on the label (try your best to stay away from anything in a package)
– Whole foods are allowed including but not limited to: greens, root veggies, sweet potatoes, fruit, legumes, whole grains, tofu, tempeh, nuts, seeds and things like herbs, spices, vinegars are allowed.
Yes fruit and starchy vegetables are allowed on MY cleanse! We need to retrain our tastebuds and learn how to maintain a whole foods diet that is realistic. Eliminating whole foods groups is not the way to do that. Amiright?
Here is a sample day meal plan to give you an idea of what your day could look like. If you need guidance or an actual full meal plan with recipes to get your diet back on track then check out my 28-day Reboot! Or after the 10 days if you need to keep going sign up for my amazing program.
1-2 frozen bananas,
handful of greens, 1 TB
cacao, 1 cup unsweenetened
almond milk, 1 TB hemp
1 cup edamame in pods
with 1 piece of fruit
Large Salad with 1/4 cup
quinoa, 1/2 cup beans,
unlimited veggies, and
Handful of chopped veggies
with 2 tablespoons
homemade oil-free hummus
Mexican Tofu Scramble with
fresh corn and sweet potato,
2 cups steamed greens
Piece of fruit
Nut and date balls
So this looks doable right? Basically this is a reboot or reset to get me back on a healthy eating track! Some people give up sugar for good and I think that is totally awesome. I’d like to be someone that has it on occasion rather than every day. Sneaky places that sugar shows up for me: restaurant meals and my morning latte at my favorite coffeeshop. So for the 10 day cleanse I will switch to tea and will not eat out at restaurants unless I can find out for sure that there is something without sugar on the menu.
I already have a TON of recipes that qualify available on my website. So check those out here.
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