I was happy to add sugar back to my diet, it at least gave me a little more variety. Since I was making this detox strategy up pretty much on my own, I decided that I would add “more natural” forms of sugar first. I would add back Grade B Maple Syrup and Honey as they are “less” processed than others.
When I had my first teaspoon of maple syrup… wow it was sweet. Tasted really good but sweet. I almost was thankful for not having these food for 2 weeks, just to have them taste so much more vibrant! I also added fruit back as well. We had a pluethera of cherries that I dove into. I also had some apple leftovers from The Elder’s Morning Fruit. I also went for some grapes at the grocery store and on the weekend hacked up the first watermelon of the season. I also added rice and potatoes back into the mix which I made sure to measure our serving size for the rice.
I did not get a chance to run at all that week, but all the soreness was gone from my legs, plus what ever was up with my triceps at Expo 10k was gone. I felt pretty good at tae kwon do as well.
Tracking my food intake was going well using the MyFitnessPal app. In fact, everyday but 1, I was hundreds of calories short of my 2060 Calorie goal. I’m not sure why it picked that particular number, but I went with it [Ed. Note: I found out later it was set to get me to a goal weight of 165lbs]. In the weight department, the lowest reading that week was 166.6. That was 9.4 lbs lost in a 2.5 weeks. Again, I wasn’t trying to lose the weight but it was a nice bonus. Over the weekend, I went back up to 169. I have noticed in sparring at TKD, while I don’t have the extra “weight” behind my attacks, I feel much more agile.
On Saturday night, I enjoyed my first “candy” chocolate with just a tablespoon of some Enjoy Life Chocolate chips. These chips are as allergen free as you can get and so it was a little reward.
In Post Week 2, I’m going to add in foods that have sugar, straight up sugar, back into the mix. I’ll still limit the amount that I eat, but won’t avoid it.
Post Week 1: Mon May 26th – Sun Jun 1
Starting weight: 170.6, Ending Weight: 169