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Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

21 Day Sugar Detox Book Review



I think you all know how much I have enjoyed and benefited from the 21 Day Sugar Detox program by Diane Sanfilippo. I am super excited about her new book!

I purchased the E-Guide last winter to give it a try and loved it. Diane was kind enough to send me a copy of her paper version to review. I was not asked to give a positive review. My thoughts and experience are my own and are genuine.

I went shopping and planned to do the week 1 level 3 meal plan to a tee, so I could share my experience with you all. However, everyone in my house came down with the flu and it was interrupted. I do still want to show you some of the food I enjoyed that week



Broiled Salmon with Caper and Olive Tapenade


Bacon and Root Veggie Hash


Green Apple Breakfast Sausage

photo 1

Asian Style Meatballs with Cabbage and Bok Choy Slaw

photo 2

Why The 21 Day Sugar Detox?

With all the restrictions and diet modifications I have made on my own, couldn’t I figure out how to remove sugar for myself?

Sure, I think I could, however removing sugar seemed like a very daunting task to me, a big deal! If I was going to attempt it, I wanted it to be a success right off the bat. I wanted to see and feel results right away so that it would be rewarding. I didn’t want to fiddle with how much to eat each day or not eat and become frustrated with the process. I wanted to DO IT and DO IT RIGHT the first time. With this in mind, I turned to the expert advice of Diane, who also authors the only other paleo cookbook I own, Practical Paleo. The 21 Day Sugar Detox Book has everything one needs to take on this task. The “yes and no” foods, how much of certain foods each day, a meal plan and many other resources, tips and tricks for success. It was a success for me! I feel great and I have lost 28lbs while doing this program.

How Do I Plan to Use The Book?

I do not personally feel it is advisable or necessary to be on a detox program for long periods of time. However, I love this program as a little reset 2 or 3 times a year. I don’t want to never eat fruit (something that is restricted greatly in this program). Fruit is filled with all sorts of wonderful nutrients and anti-oxidants. For me, I plan to use this program in the late winter/spring to cleanse and reset myself after the holidays and healthy winter comfort food eating. I then plan to fully enjoy the abundance that summer offers in the way of fresh organic fruits in Canada! I then plan to do the program in the fall as a way to reset/motivate myself again. I do not plan to go binge and go crazy in-between the use of this program. I am not on a diet, I enjoy all things in moderation and with a healthy mindset. I just like the little kick start I get by being mindful of my sugar consumption for 3 weeks.

More About the Book

The 21 Day Sugar Detox Book is really easy to follow by anyone! There are 3 levels to choose from. You do not have to be Paleo or Gluten Free to do this. In the book Diane gives you some great information on things like Sugar and inflammation Carbohydrate Math, How Glucose is Stored, and so much more. She also lists recommended products and brands.

I am going to pass the book on to my mom next :) I can’t say enough good things :)

If you are looking for more recipe inspiration head over to my 21 DSD recipe index.





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  1. Hi again. I have been reading more in your blog and have seen that you have the two resources that you have used. I had not read enough when I sent the first message. thanks, Your pics of the recipes look fantastic!

    • Hi Barb! I talked a little bit about 21 Day sugar Detox in my response to your other question! let me know if I can help more :) Thank you so much for the compliments :)

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