Hey Folks! We're excited to introduce Kristin A., a 21DSD alum. Kristen's testimonial is part of a series featuring participants who rocked their 21DSDs! Enjoy! – Diane and Team
Level completed: Level 3
Favorite thing about the program: The information presented in the guide. It's given in small, easy-to-digest doses and comes at the perfect time. I got excited learned and often read ahead, but would re-read on that day as well just to remind myself of the lessons. I needed to learn them.
Favorite 21DSD recipe: Granny Smith Apple Crumble
Awesome benefits I experienced:
- Sugar & carb cravings diminished or eliminated
- Change in palate/tastes
- Improved energy levels
- Improved skin health
- Improved digestion
Any non-scale victories?
It's infinitely easier to walk past all the sweets in my office. When I indulge, it's purposeful (socially when out with friends, when I truly want it, etc.) and not just a cookie stuffed into my mouth at my desk on a stressful day.
Did you have any outside support?
- I worked with 21-Day Sugar Detox Certified Coach Naomi Nakamura, and she was absolutely fantastic!
In my own words
Before my first detox, my typical morning meal was gluten-free cereal with store bought almond milk or overnight oats, also with that same store-bought almond milk. In the office I was always stealing cookies from lunch meetings or pieces of whatever baked good someone was trying to get rid of in the company cafe. The idea of giving up these things nearly brought me to tears, but for health reasons, I absolutely had to. And the change in how I felt (less bloating, less gastrointestinal distress, etc.) was so immediate that it became easy faster than I might have expected.
I still love my sweets (I love to bake, always have and always will), but I'm 100% happy with making 21DSD-approved not-sweet treats. I've now made it a goal to come up with chocolate chip cookies that have no sugar in them. How? No idea, but I don't need the sugar.
My second detox came about because I bought the new guide largely for the recipes, but as I started reading it, I realized there was more work I needed to do. Not necessarily to control my cravings, but to learn how to not be crazy about my diet now either.
I used the second time around to focus on building my plate in a way that worked for me, playing with the amount of carbs (I came to fear the carb a little bit in my first round and experienced some serious fatigue as a result). By the end of the second round I began to understand what my plate needed to look like.
I'm looking forward to reintroducing foods slowly this time (the first time was right before the holidays, so the reintroduction didn't really happen) and seeing how my body reacts.
This program is life changing, truly, and I am so thankful for it and the community.