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Sugar Detox

Sugar Detox

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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13 Comments

  1. Sarah

    Are you kidding?? do you seriously have a space reserved for candy where you work?

    I’m torn between boosting you for a job in my company (where sadly such a wonder doesn’t exist), and moving where you live to apply for “Candy Room Chief Officer “.

    I’ve never gone on a sugar detox but I find that when I eat bread for lunch, I have less desire to eat candy/junk. I’ve also recently discovered that blue cheese has an incredible effect on pushing away cravings. I just ask the salad lady to sprinkle a tbsp or two on top of my bowl, and voilà, I can’t touch anything until dinner. Strong coffee and water also help!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I kid you not about the Candy Room. It’s alive and well in my office and I hate it!

      That’s really interesting about the blue cheese. I wonder why that works? I have noticed that if I eat less bread I crave sugar less.

  2. Carbzilla

    The protein and the fat in blue cheese will keep you satiated, unlike sugar which makes your blood sugar go up and down.

    I really think giving up sugar is going to make a big difference for you. Moodwise, you might be all over the place during the detox but hang in there. I think giving up fruit is ridiculous so if you have to have some, don’t look at it as a failure. Sugar is HUGE.

    So proud of you! I would die if I worked in an office with a candy room.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am very curious to see if I feel differently not eating candy. I do notice dips and spikes when I eat sugar. So far my mood is okay. I don’t feel much different. Yet.

  3. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    I know I would end up with a daily candy habit too if I had a candy room at my work. I honestly have a habit of having a square of dark chocolate pretty much every day. I wonder how I would do at going without that.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep! I can resist treats at home but at work it’s a lot harder. I would beat myself up too, every time I ate something from the Candy Room. 🙁

  4. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    Wow that would tempt me SOOOO much. I have trouble with just the occasional treats that come into my office – but a whole ROOM? That’s torture.

    I’ve never really done a sugar detox – I’ll be curious to hear how it goes for you!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I AM tempted! All the time! And I was getting into the habit of eating stuff every day. That’s why I need to break that habit. Eventually I’ll got back to allowing myself to eat desserts at home but I am really trying hard to break the work snacking habit.

  5. Lisa

    I’ve heard about those places, but the one I heard about only dispensed the free candy on Fridays! When the candy was gone there was no more until the next Friday.
    I’m actually pretty good around candy. I refuse to eat cheap chocolates and can’t eat hard or chewy candies. It’s just very specific things that give me fits. If there were Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Almond M&M’s, Smarties, or Jellied candy (like orange slices); I would be hard pressed not to eat them all to get rid of them and the temptation. The kids have candy from Halloween (and all holidays since) still here and I haven’t eaten a bite. I filled their eggs for school with a non-candy item and wish that other parents would do the same!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh the candy room has Reese’s and Snickers and M&M’s, trust me. And it’s hard to pass up!

  6. jane Cartelli

    Lisa,
    the first 1 to 3 days I had an extra fruit and no alcohol at all. I read every single label to seek out and avoid hidden sugar. I had to et all processed sugar out of my food for a frue detox.

    Jane
    Keepingthepoundsoff.com

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Fruit is a good substitute. So far I’m not feeling all that different…

  7. steena

    Wow, what a cool way to end April. Good luck with it, you can do it!
    I’ve never tried it myself.

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