Hi! I'm Arielle, and I'm addicted to sugar.
Upon clicking this article, you are here, I imagine, because of one of two things:
1. You too are interested in a sugar detox and want to know if it really helps with weight management, increased energy, fewer cravings, improved skin, etc.
2. You don’t understand how a human can do such a thing, so you’re curious to see how intense this form of self-torture is.
First, here's the lowdown on added sugar and why consuming beyond the recommended daily limit might not be the best.
So, besides the obvious, why did I decide to do this?
I was hoping to learn a few things from this experiment and adopt habits that I'll actually stick with.
Leading up to the days of the sugar detox, I behaved like what can only be described as a bear preparing for hibernation.
The day before the challenge:
So, want to see what I actually ate? You can read my entire meal plan here and see my favorite recipes used here.
And now, I give you some highlights from my detox diary, in an attempt to show what it really feels like to eliminate all added sugar for 30 days.
Enjoy the roller coaster that is my life.