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Sugar Detox - Update Numero Uno

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Today was day four of no treats. I think I should stop referring to this as a 'detox' because I'm still eating some things that have added sugar: like cereal, yogurt, etc. To some this may not be different but as someone who has a major sweet tooth, this is really hard for me.

I'm happy to report I haven't had any candy or chocolate since Saturday. I was going to start on Monday until I realized I hadn't had any treats on Sunday. I had syrup with my baked french toast that morning but my goal was to not eat any sugar in candy or chocolate form.


I've been focusing on eating more vegetables again because I realized I wasn't eating balanced meals, they were mostly carbs. Carbs are important but you needs veggies to get your nutrients and vitamins. I feel great when I eat a lot of veg so I try to eat veg for all three meals. Or if I don't get with my breakfast I make one of my snacks a salad, raw veggies, or some other form of veg dish.
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Let's Try This Sugar Detox Thing...

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Alright, it's no secret that I LOVE sugar. I love it in pretty much any form: chocolate, candy, cookies, ice cream, CINNAMON BUNS 😍: you name it. I love it.

I mentioned in my post about Mexico how I lost weight while on vacation and how great I was feeling by the time I got back. I was thinking it was due to dairy but after reading an article a woman wrote about cutting out added sugar for 30 days, it occurred to me that most of my symptoms/complaints are things that sugar causes: bloating, sugar cravings, cravings for carbs carbs carbs, and weight gain, just to name a few.

I've quit sugar before and that was the leanest I've ever been in the nearly 5 years that I've been working out regularly. With summer coming up I think it makes sense to do a sugar detox and get myself feeling better.

Yes I'm doing this so I feel great in a bikini this summer but I'm also doing it for the other benefits. I hate being hungry ALLLL the freakin' time. I will eat a health…

Basic Stir Fry Recipe

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I thought I had previously posted a recipe with my homemade stir fry sauce but it appears I haven't, or it's been a while. So here it is!
I switch up my veggies when making stir fry which is why I love it so much. You can have so many different textures and flavors, depending on what you use.


My favorite veggies to use are: broccolizucchinicauliflowercarrotsmushroomsasparagusbaby corn or corn kernelspeas (snap, snow, or shelled)bell peppersshelled edamame beanscelerychopped kalered onionsgarlicgingergreen chile (optional)
Stir fry sauce ingredients: 1/3 c, broth (beef, chicken mushroom, veggie) *added at the beginning of cooking*2T low sodium soy sauce1-2T rice vinegar (try playing around with the amounts as this is a strong flavor)1T sesame oil1T sriracha (optional)1T cornstarch (to thicken sauce) Chop four cups of your choice of veggies into bit size pieces. Preheat the pan to medium-high heat and slice the red onions by cutting an onion in half, lengthwise, and slicing into w…

Grilled Veggie and Lentil Tacos

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This recipe is also from www.acouplecooks.com and was in my calendar. I didn't follow the directions exactly and swapped the summer squash for mushrooms for some extra protein, and I also just had mushrooms that needed to be used.
The spice mixture for the lentils looked odd to me but I did as it said and they tasted pretty good. I topped my tacos with hot sauce and regular sour cream.
Recipe can be found here!
Thanks for stopping by! 😀

-- Kelsey

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

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When I got back from Mexico I kept the vibe going by making these amazing enchiladas from acouplecooks.com. This recipe is also from the calendar that my 'second parents' bought me as a Christmas gift and this is the fourth recipe I've made from it.

Moroccan Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew

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So, my mom's friends got me a calendar for Christmas and it has recipe on it for almost every day. It wasn't advertised as vegetarian recipes but so far they all have been!

Trip to Mexico!

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Hola amigas! I went away in March and it was THE BEST TRIP I'VE EVER HAD!! The group of ladies I went with are amazing and hilarious - I can't even explain how much fun I had. We made some new friends there too and I can't wait to see them next year when we go.