It’s good to be home again and back to a normal week. Back to spin class tomorrow, track night, and a mini-taper for Saturday’s 5k.
I think I can hit my sub-20 goal, but I’m not stressing about it. Paces felt much easier in PA and NJ last week, so if it’s a giant flop, I’ll try again when we’re living in a place with less humidity!
Part of getting back on track is eating well again. I’ve continued to cut way back on my dark chocolate and sugar, although I fell off that wagon a bit while traveling.
The tricky thing with sugar is that you can retrain your body not to desire it, but when you start eating it again, the cycles can easily start all over.
Nearly 250 people participated in the first sugar detox and many of you asked for a second one. So let’s do round two!
Edited to add: This challenge is complete. I now offer a monthly Sugar Detox Jumpstart teleconference. Find more information here!
Like the first one, it’s a 7-day detox with no added sugar. Fruit and naturally sweet foods are fine. You can add the additional challenge of avoiding processed foods as well.
The challenge will run from Monday, May 6 -Sunday, May 12, 2013.
If you’re new to the challenge, check out these posts from the first round:
Of course, it’s not all fun and games. Many participants reported initial withdrawal symptoms, headaches and irritability. If it happens to you, hold on for a few days and those symptoms will lessen.
But many others of you shared more energy, better sleep and no afternoon sugar crash.
Sign Up: If you’re in, add your name below. I’ll email everyone an (optional) accountability form for tracking all week. You can add any comments you’d like to each day’s notes. I’ll also host a teleconference for those interested in learning more about sugar addiction and cravings.
And if you’re not at all interested and think I’m crazy, that’s fine, too. I know it’s extremely challenging!
This month’s newsletter describes some of the primary causes of cravings. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so here.
Are you up for round two? What foods do you crave the most?