With the New Year approaching people start to want to make changes to feel better. I often have people ask me about specific diets and programs. I am not in support of diets, and never will be. I am in support of leading a simple, healthy, real food lifestyle. With that said, most of us are addicted to sugar. Our bodies are adjusted to using sugar for energy, and we crave a constant flow of carbohydrates. When your body adjusts to using more fat for energy and less carbohydrates, you become more satiated between meals. Overall you look and feel better. The goal is to stabilize your blood sugar and get off the blood sugar roller coaster that leaves you jittery, moody, and frequently hungry. Even though the program is 21 days, it gives you the tools to make a lifestyle change, and start eating nutrient dense, real foods.
The 21 Day Sugar Detox Program book written by Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC is an amazing 21 day program that kick starts this for you. The book comes in 3 program levels with special considerations for athletes, pregnant and nursing moms, pescetarians, and autoimmunity.The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook contains over 100 recipes for any program level!
The 21 Day Sugar Detox Guide is helpful in determining where you are now and which level is best for you. There is a quiz that helps you to determine which level is best for you to start with (3 levels). It gives meal plans for each level, and a list of yes and no foods for each level. This makes it easy to stick to your goal! There are tasty and delicious recipes that go along with each meal plan, and the recipes have beautiful pictures to go along with them. This guide contains complete program details, the science behind sugar detoxing, what to expect, a preparation checklist, supplement recommendations, frequently asked questions, a daily success log, a replacing food guide, a guide to sugar synonyms, a guide to fats and oils, a guide on dining out, where to find special ingredients, and much more!
I made some of the recipes from the guide.
I made these delicious bacon wrapped pork tenderloins:
and these Asian meatballs over fresh cabbage slaw…
and the leftovers made a great lunch for my son Joshua 🙂
I also made a ginger-garlic beef and broccoli, and this herbed almond “cheese spread (I brought this to a party with cut veggies for dipping. It was a HUGE hit!
The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook contains over 100 recipes that work for any of the 3 levels in the guide. It is an awesome complement to the guide and gives many more amazing recipes! I tried a few of these recipes as well.
I made these cabbage wrapped dumplings with Asian dipping sauce. These were very tasty and they were not too difficult to make.
I made this creamy cilantro garlic sauce which I drizzled over my taco salad! I looooove cilantro, and the flavor married well with coconut milk.
I also made this satiating carrot-ginger soup. Perfect for wintertime in upstate NY.
Now…for my favorite recipe from the Cookbook…
Caramelized brussels sprouts and onion(Aka…heaven) with bacon:
There are so many more awesome recipes in this cookbook…you will be amazed!
My birthday is January 6, and I have decided to join the largest group of people starting this program…on my birthday! It is a great way to kick start the year. Eating tasty, amazing, easy to make recipes while getting yourself off that crazy blood sugar roller coaster. Please join me 🙂
Who is in with me?
Link to Diane Sanfilippo’s blog: www.balancedbites.com
Link to purchase the guide and cookbook: