A Sugar-Free (and Kid-Friendly) Valentine’s Day

I know what you’re thinking: “How do I celebrate Valentine’s Day on a 21-Day Sugar Detox?” And likely…“What about with kids?” Chocolates, candy, fancy dinners…these are things we typically enjoy about Valentine’s Day, but you may be dreading them if you are doing The 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD). Or perhaps you find that you just feel a whole lot better when you (and your kids) avoid super-sweet treats in general, and you’d like some ideas to keep you feeling your best. Valentine’s Day is full of sugary temptations, but you and your family can have a special Valentine’s Day without Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Sugar and Sweetener-Free Lactation Cookies

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Rebekah Reddy. Rebekah’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team It seems like forever ago that I was pregnant and then breastfeeding my three little ones, but my youngest is only two and I nursed him until just before his second birthday. My real food journey has evolved over time, and it was with my third child that I really searched for nutrient-dense foods that would help my body grow this tiny baby and help me recover from the hard work of Continue Reading »

Supporting Your Immune System While on the 21DSD

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome Certified 21DSD Coach Cadie Jardin. Cadie’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team As a dietitian working in functional medicine, I’m constantly being approached when winter hits. Everyone is panicked about catching a cold and wants a quick fix. What can I do to build up my immune system? What can I take to not catch a cold? I’m a teacher/mom/flight attendant/insert anything and I really don’t have the time to get sick; help me! As much as I would love to give people a “quick Continue Reading »

How to Tell Your Kids About the Sugar Monster

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Rebekah Reddy. Rebekah’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team If you’ve decided to do a 21DSD, then you likely understand the reasons why sugar doesn’t do us any favors. And if you have kids, especially those too young to read the 21DSD books or understand the science behind what sugar does to our bodies, you may struggle with how to explain why sugar isn’t good for us. When you want to go beyond “it’s not good for you,” then what can you Continue Reading »

Resistance Reframed: How the 21DSD wins over even the toughest of skeptics

  Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Michal Ofer. Michal’s article is part of a series of articles contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team The 21DSD gets awesome results – even when you don’t want it to! My husband, Ryan, really enjoys enjoying his life. He loves the outdoors, playing team sports, hiking, camping, racing motorbikes, and eating. Food has always been an enjoyment, an extreme sport of sorts, and indulging in what the food world has to offer is one of the true pleasures in his life. He has never been on Continue Reading »

Mouths open wide: What are you feeding your children to nourish their bodies and minds?

Hey Folks! We’re excited to introduce Certified 21DSD Coach Erin Holland. Erin’s article is part of a series of articles contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team If you’re a parent, you know the struggle that exists around mealtime. And multiple mealtimes at that, if your kids are anything like mine. You have a strong desire to model well for your children and eat healthy. However, does convenience tip the scales and somehow, all of those bright-colored, health touting packaged items jump into your cart at the grocery store? Throw in the crazy idea you had to join Continue Reading »

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo

The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo