July 2, 2016

Day 1 of my 30 Day Sugar Detox

Day 1 of the Sugar Detox

I have failed. Day bloody one and I have failed already.

I knew I was rubbish, but COME ON!! I started with great intentions, I ate a load of raw broccoli for breakfast (sounds gross maybe, but I love the stuff) along with ready cooked sliced chicken breast and cottage cheese. I felt full and satisfied until lunch, when I had more raw broccoli, more pre cooked chicken breast (from Tesco, by the way) and two soft boiled eggs, which I put in egg cups and use to dip my broccoli in.

I felt like a hero. I’m not going to lie, I was dreaming, fantasising and dribbling over thought of an iced latte, but resisted. I then gobbled half a pack of cashew nuts to get me through. Next I went to make myself a Chunky Monkey (a protein and fat filled shake from Joe Wick’s Lean in 15 newest recipe book) but realise all of the protein powders I own have sucralose in – one of the alternative names given to sugar. (See my last post for a full list of alternative names for sugar) So I held off making that, despite the fact it’s lovely, and tastes like melted Snickers bar. Here’s the recipe if you’re interested.

Then, as I went to help myself to some more cooked chicken breast, I thought I’d practise what I preach and read the ingredients, expecting to see Chicken Breast, and that’s it.


The ingredients list for plain cooked chicken – chicken, brown sugar, water.


So on Day 1 I managed to fill my blood with sugar, completely unintentionally, defeating the entire object of detoxing my body.

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I then continued my research on yes and no foods, only to discover cashew nuts are on the no list too – WHY ME GOD, WHY ME?!

So, there’s me all naïve thinking I’ll just eat meat and protein and nuts, and BOOM. Day 1, a complete and utter failure. Of course, in good old fashioned Carlie Style, I thought ‘well, what’s the point in starting today and gobbled up a protein bar (containing some form of sugar alternative which is on my ‘banned substances’ list) and went straight into Day 2 with a chocolate Sundae.

Yay me.

Guess who got the chicken?

Guess who got the chicken?

Now, my challenge for you – find someone with worse will power than me. If you succeed you’ll win a prize. Let me know in the comments!

Day 1 version 1.1 of the 30 Day Sugar Detox starts on Monday 4th July, and guys when I said I need your help I meant it.

And as for you Tesco, *flashes a middle finger* that’s for you and your healthy cooked chicken breast!


See you Monday detoxers!

Carlie xxx


See the rest in this series here

Introduction to the 30 Day Sugar Detox

How dangerous is a sugar addiction

Sugar withdrawal vs cocaine withdrawal – what’s the difference?

So the sugar has left my body – what now?

List of foods you can and cannot eat when detoxing from sugar


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