If you've done the 21-Sugar Detox, what were your results?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 03, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Looking to see if I should ditch my fruit and wine for 21 days. Wondering what others experienced. I'll probably follow the Balanced Bites program.


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on August 04, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Personally, I've never understood why fruit is demonized so much in the Paleo community. I guess if you're eating hoards of it daily it might do some damage, but as long as it's a normal, healthy amount, fruit is nothing but good for you. I eat fresh fruit with my breakfast every morning (usually a banana paired with some blueberries or cherries, along with my 2 egss/2 strips of bacon), as well as an apple or orange for my evening snack, and I've never had any weight-gain issues or overwhelming sweet/carb cravings. Everyone's different, so I guess it may negatively effect others, but I think indulging on fruit is leaps and bounds healthier than indulging to the typical SAD crap, such as quadruple-stuffed Oreos and things of the like.


on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM


I've never completely cut fruit, but maintain sub 50 g of carbohydrate per day. I have gone about 5 days without fruit. I've never purposefully cut all fruit because I personally don't think it's really necessary unless you are looking to get to singe digit BF.

That being said, when I do go days without fruit, Chris is right, way less cravings period and better energy levels.

Give it a try and let us know your results.



on August 04, 2012
at 03:55 PM

I completed the 21 day sugar detox (level 3) and had some good results. I treated it as a total reset for my body and as a challenge to reassess food again. The only thing I couldn't cut was the caffeine- but I did cut down. I've done it a second time but didn't cut out all the fruit- I just reduced the super sugary starchy ones. Overall each time I have lost a bunch of water weight, my skin cleared up even more, and felt more calm through the day (I guess because I wasn't having any major spikes in sugar that I normally get from dates, bananas and sweet potatoes).



on August 03, 2012
at 02:11 PM

Most likely you'll: loose some weight*, curb carb cravings (say that three times fast) and maintain consistent engery levels. *If you have weight to lose.

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