Is 21 day sugar detox Paleo-Compatible?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I saw a reference to the 21 Day Sugar Detox Program: http://the21daysugardetox.com/?hop=doozen21

in the primal toad smoothie ebook I just purchased.

Is the 21 Sugar Detox compatible with Paleo and Perfect Health Diet principals?

Thanks, Mike



on January 13, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Well, as a PHD convert, I'm totally convinced that omega 6 seed oils are bad, saturated fat is good. I didn't want to recommend a book to my sugar addicted friend that preaches a-calorie-is-a-calorie, and saturated fat is bad.



on January 12, 2013
at 09:02 PM

Why wouldn't it be? Heck, go 21 years without sugar!

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on January 12, 2013
at 09:47 PM

Absolutely as paleo as paleo can be. PHD is a specific plan but these two are certainly compatible. You can very easily do the Sugar Detox then transition to PHD if you like.



on January 12, 2013
at 08:29 PM

21 days without sugar certainly sounds paleo to me.


on January 13, 2013
at 01:35 PM

Without being able to see all of the foods or recommendations, it is hard to say conclusively, but yes this looks pretty darn paleo, and should give many of the same benefits. Just eyeballing the foods in the pictures it looks like lots of meats, cruunchy veggies, eggs, etc.

I see a couple of pancake looking things, and I don't think any kind of pancakes are on a paleo or healthy diet. Maybe they are sweet potato or egg based or something. It always cracks me up when advertisements for diets for diabetics show pictures of all the foods they are not supposed to eat (cakes, pies, pancakes) but which are probably made with the equivalent of sawdust and cardboard.

When i first went paleo i also went very low carb and zero sugar, and it was like flipping a switch. I was energized in a way that I hadn't been in years, and a host of minor annoying health problems disappeared in a couple of weeks. I think that everyone should give up sugar for 30 days at some point in their life, if not for good.


on January 13, 2013
at 01:24 PM

The 21-day sugar detox was conceived by Diane Sanfillipo at Balanced Bites, the author of Practical Paleo (possibly along with the other women there?). So, yes, I'd say it's paleo!




on January 13, 2013
at 03:46 AM

They are all compatible. However, combining the principles (eliminations) of all 3 is going to be somewhat restrictive. If one was going to do all of them at once, make sure you cater your activity and other variables to it.



on January 13, 2013
at 03:22 AM

The Sugar Detox has 3 levels. The most strict level is like a Whole30. The "easiest" level includes rice, beans, and dairy.

It can be a very good introduction to paleo.

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