The 21-Day Sugar Detox

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Diane Sanfilippo with Balanced Bites has quickly become one of my favorite authors and educators in the field of nutrition and health. She wrote the wildly successful New York Times best seller Practical Paleo, has an incredible podcast with Liz Wolfe, and offers a fun and approachable perspective to creating healthy habits in our lives.

Her new book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, is an extremely informative and easy to follow guide to busting carb cravings and breaking the blood sugar roller coaster. Though the book has only been on shelves a short time, the 21-Day Sugar Detox has been followed by thousands of people over the years, through Diane’s work as a certified holistic nutrition coach. The program outlined in the book is broken down into three levels. The varying factors are based on your experience with detoxification and what your current diet consists of. For instance, if you already eat primarily vegan, you will likely begin on the more advanced level that does not include dairy.

The book contains an extensive list of foods to avoid and foods to include, a full menu plan for the 3-week program and over 100 delicious (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and Paleo-friendly) recipes that are worth trying anytime! The supplement recommendations and descriptive section on what to expect during the 21 days are both very helpful as well.

This simple, straightforward, practical plan is a whole-foods-based program created to help you reset your habits, your taste buds and your entire relationship with food. If you are someone who wants to take control of your sugar cravings, and experience better energy, improved sleep, and freedom of symptoms from a myriad of health issues, I highly recommend picking up a copy of the 21-Day Sugar Detox.

 

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Cookbook Review: Make it Paleo

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I have been getting lots of questions from clients about resources and helpful tips about the low-carb primal diets and the Paleo lifestyle. If you are interested in a Paleo style of cooking, or just trying out some grain-free, higher protein recipes, I highly recommend “Make it Paleo” by Bill Staley and Haley Mason.

“Make it Paleo” has been my absolute favorite holiday gift of the year (Thanks, J Bird!!). I’ve made about 14 recipes so far and even managed to get my very old-fashioned father to love the N’oatmeal raisin cookies! Grain and sugar free. Incredibly delicious! The pictures in this cookbook are colorful and beautiful, the recipes are made with simple, easily accessible ingredients and the instructions are not too fussy. There are helpful tips on what the Paleo diet is all about, stocking your primal kitchen and even wonderful information and diagrams on different cuts of meat and how to choose the best option for the dish you are preparing. The Asian steak salad is a wonderfully colorful and tasty salad made with delicious asian flavors of ginger, garlic and sesame, and coconut aminos rather than soy sauce. I also loved the delicious portobello turkey burgers. A perfect substitute for red meat!

This book provides pure, simple, healthful kitchen concoctions! I will be sharing some experiences from my Kitchen Delightenment, so stay tuned. In the meantime, get yourself a copy and Injoy!!