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Results with Whole 30 vs. 21 DSD {pics}

Answered on December 11, 2013
Created December 05, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I just completed a 21 day sugar detox. The results were underwhelming. While I did have more energy and it kicked my sugar cravings to the curb, it really didn't help me lose the fat I had hoped to lose.

This is my before and after pictures:

I've been toying with the idea of giving Whole 30 a try since I've strayed so far into the realm of paleo baking and would like to get back to eating more whole, good foods and stop paleo-izing things. You can follow my journey here: www.thekoshercavegirl.com

Has anyone had success with a Whole 30?

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on December 11, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Thanks! I lost a little fat, but it was more firming than anything else. There's just a little bit of lower abdominal fat that is sticking to me no matter what. Because my diet is so clean, I'm thinking it might be stress that is keeping it there.

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I would agree with you to some degree. I don't think a restrictive diet is a good idea. However, I don't view the 21DSD as restrictive, just as I don't view Paleo as restrictive. I ate more than I normally would while on the the 21DSD and felt great. An abundance of veggies, fish, meat, eggs, healthy fats, and small portions of nuts.

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on December 08, 2013
at 03:41 AM

i agree with the others. you don't have enough fat to lose. i think you look fine just the way you are. i'm not really sure what the 21 day sugar detox entails. do most people lose weight on it?

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on December 11, 2013
at 01:31 AM

Level 3 of the 21DSD cuts out all sugar (so no coconut palm sugar or honey) and most natural sugars (so no fruit except for either one green apple or one green-tipped banana per day).

I had found that I was eating too much fruit and too many paleo treats, so I did the detox as a way to restart my system. And without the sugar, fat loss happens naturally. I was hoping that it would help me get rid of the small pocket of lower abdominal fat that I have so that my abs will be more defined, but I've arrived at the conclusion that wedding/finals-related stress is keeping it there.

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on December 07, 2013
at 11:03 PM

You look great! I don't see any weight that you could possibly lose, which is probably why you stayed the same, haha!

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on December 11, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Thanks! I lost a little fat, but it was more firming than anything else. There's just a little bit of lower abdominal fat that is sticking to me no matter what. Because my diet is so clean, I'm thinking it might be stress that is keeping it there.

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on December 07, 2013
at 09:49 PM

Looks like tiny cellulites you had on your thighs are completely gone and the tighs also look more firm, even though you haven't lost weight. You look amazing.

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on December 07, 2013
at 09:41 PM

You look great. And according to your blog you're recovering from an eating disorder. I think doing a restrictive diet experiment would be a terrible idea.

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on December 11, 2013
at 01:17 AM

I would agree with you to some degree. I don't think a restrictive diet is a good idea. However, I don't view the 21DSD as restrictive, just as I don't view Paleo as restrictive. I ate more than I normally would while on the the 21DSD and felt great. An abundance of veggies, fish, meat, eggs, healthy fats, and small portions of nuts.

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