Detox complete, sort of.

Well I finished my detox last Friday. For four weeks straight, I had NO refined sugar (white sugar, raw sugar, white bread, potatoes, white rice, etc), NO coffee or black tea and NO alcohol. I did allow myself honey and green tea, sometimes together and lots of fruit.

The hardest part overall, was not drinking alcohol. I’m not a daily drinker, but I do enjoy good wine and beer and a cocktail every now and then. There were a few times that I had to turn down drinking with friends or family and that was tough.
And while it was tough to abstain from sugar, again mostly in a social setting, it was not as tough as I thought it would be, day to day.

I started and ended my detox with nights of indulging. At the beginning of January, we had the honor of being invited to a dinner party with dear friends and the focus was the Orin Swift cellars, some of our favorite wine.

My detox ended with a dinner at Brugge Brasserie
for our dear friend, Wolfy. It was decadent and delicious, and everything I had hoped it would be. I had their steak and eggs for dinner, as well as a Nutella crepe for dessert. I had two Porters that were so so good, too! I ate so much! and payed for it dearly with indigestion later that night. But it was so good!

So now that I’m not officially on a detox, I feel like I want to eat everything bad…lots of white carbs, pancakes, etc. And I miss that feeling of abstaining from something for a greater good. I think I will continue to stay away from sugar and caffeine as much as possible, because for me, they are no good. But I am thankful for the month of detox that I did have. I thought about many good things and it feels good to have finished something!

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About sarah partain

Mama of two little ones, wife of one awesome one. Believer, daughter, sister, friend. Extrovert.
This entry was posted in February '11, Healthy Eating/Living. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Detox complete, sort of.

  1. punkinmama says:

    Way to go! I can’t imagine how hard that would be!

  2. Pati says:

    you look marvelous!!!!!! how wonderful for our body and mind!!!!!! I am glad I saw this I don’t remember how i did that but i hope i can do it again!! love ya all XXXX

  3. Christina says:

    Good for you, Sarah! I’ve been trying so hard to give up sugar, but I just haven’t been able to do it. It’s encouraging reading that someone else has done it!

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