1 Day Pre-Detox

What to Expect: “Is my fridge going to be this full for the next three weeks?!” You are probably feeling excited, anxious … and even busy! Approach the 21DSD feeling hopeful and positive. A good attitude is the best foundation, along with all of the planning and prep you have done. Now, time to clean up the kitchen! Today’s Lesson: …

2 Days Pre-Detox

What to Expect: “I’m starting to get really anxious. Can I really make it through this weekend?!” It’s getting closer, so anxiety is natural, especially if this is your first 21DSD. But look at all of the prep work you have already completed and everything you have learned this week. You are ready for this new journey. Today’s Lesson: Carbs …

3 Days Pre-Detox

What to Expect: “Let the prepping begin!” Now that you are just a few days out, it’s a good idea to start prepping some of the recipe basics you’ll be using the first week, such as the ketchup. This will keep you from feeling overwhelmed as day 1 approaches. Today’s Lesson: Carbs and your body, part 1 Carbohydrate is a …

4 Days Pre-Detox

What to Expect: “I’m savoring these last couple days of [insert favorite non-detox food]!” As you start thinking about how your meals will change, you may find that you are enjoying your non-detox-approved foods. But by day 21, you won’t even miss them! Don’t worry, we’ll talk about how and when (and maybe why not) to reintroduce your favorites after …

5 Days Pre-Detox

What to Expect: “Do I really need to get rid of everything tempting?” You may feel like it’s unnecessary to get rid of the cookies or crackers in the pantry or the ice cream in your freezer, but when you arrive home after a long stressful day at work on day 5 of your 21DSD, you’re going to be happy …

6 Days Pre-Detox

What to Expect: “Geez, sugar is in everything!” You may feel frustrated and annoyed when you go through your pantry and see how many food manufacturers add sugar (in its many forms) to their products. Use this moment to appreciate how much you are already learning from the program! Today’s Lesson: Where sugar hides Even foods that are not considered …

7 Days Pre-Detox

 What to Expect: “I’m totally excited for this, I think…” Feelings of anxiety and nervousness are typical when you decide to embark on the 21DSD program. Taking the coming week to prepare and learn about sugar will help you get ready for day 1. No need to worry, just stay with us each day! Today’s Lesson: Why do we …

What Can I Put In My Coffee on The 21-Day Sugar Detox?

“What Can I Put In My Coffee on The 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD)?” is one of the top 10 questions we get from our readers who are participating in the 21DSD. For many folks, adding sweeteners and sugary, flavored creamers in their coffee has become as much of a morning ritual as the enjoyment of their coffee! Don’t be discouraged …

Step Away from the Scale: why the 21DSD is about so much more than weight loss

The 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD) is not a diet! It’s a real food reset that empowers you to move away from your reliance on refined sugar and highly processed carbohydrates by building new, healthful habits, and nourishing your body with real, nutritious foods. While a large portion of participants do report weight loss on the 21DSD, it isn’t the main …

Goal Setting & Resolutions for 2020 | 21DSD Edition

Our first official 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD) of 2020 kicks off on January 6th, and that makes today Day 1 of the all-important Prep Week! The 21DSD Prep Week gives you an entire week to prepare in advance of the actual start date, so you’re ready to go and set up for success. Part of preparing for any new challenge …

Navigating the 21DSD for Teachers

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome Certified 21DSD Coach Kathy Kiger. Kathy’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team Hooray for teachers!  I’m not sure I could find a more dedicated, hard-working group of people anywhere.  Most teachers get to work in the seven-o’clock hour, teach a full day, and …

The 21-Day Sugar Detox for Kids & Families: Overview

Those of us with kids at home may wonder whether it is possible, or even beneficial, to have our kids complete the detox with us. For most families and most kids, the answer is definitely yes, but with modifications. Kids are growing, active beings, and their nutritional requirements (and let’s face it, their tastes) are much different from adults’. And …

21DSD Approved Products and Brands

Looking for 21DSD approved products and brands? We’ve got you covered here! From pantry staples to snacks and on-the-go food options, this list has a lot to offer. Note this “21DSD Approved” list is not a formal seal or recognition program. It is not a paid certification nor is it set in stone. If we find out that a product …

Can I have _______ on The 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD)?

Can I have ____________ on the 21DSD?

Updated September, 2019. Can I have ______ on the 21DSD? It’s a common question with a lot of different ingredients that come up! Here you’ll find a list of commonly confusing ingredients and foods, clarified per The 21-Day Sugar Detox with our official take. If an ingredient you’re curious about isn’t listed below, please comment with your question so we …

#21DSD Program Updates & the NEW Daily Guide

Program Updates for The 21-Day Sugar Detox in 2018 (with a FREE download)

What’s new for The #21DSD in 2018 Since 2010, The 21-Day Sugar Detox has been a 3-level program to help you bust sugar and carb cravings, reset your palate, and get rid of the sweets and processed foods. The official Yes/No list has remained largely unchanged for seven years, with the exception of a few additions as new questions arose …

21DSD on a Budget – Part 2

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Beth Romanski. Beth’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team You may think that eating healthy always has to be expensive, but don’t let this notion keep you from your 21DSD goals. In my previous blog post, 21DSD on a Budget Part 1, I …

21DSD on a Budget – Part 1

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Beth Romanski. Beth’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team You’re ready to start your 21DSD on the right foot and you’re following the Pre-Detox Checklists to the letter: cleaning out your pantry and getting ready to stock it with all new 21DSD-approved …

Meal Planning: Your Tool for Success

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Michal Ofer. Michal’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team When commiting to follow the 21DSD, a sure fire way to set the stage for self-sabotage is not knowing what you are going to have for dinner. This is especially true when late …

Nine Hacks for a Successful 21DSD

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome Certified 21DSD Coach Katie Leadbetter. Katie’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team A nutrition client of mine mentioned that she really wanted to do The 21-Day Sugar Detox, but she doesn’t really cook and she thought it would be way too much work for her. That’s “the thing” …

The Accidental Low-Carb Detox

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome Certified 21DSD Coach Sarah Gillespie. Sarah’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team You did it – you made the commitment to yourself to do The 21-Day Sugar Detox! You are motivated and can’t wait to get started. You proactively purchased the books and even the online …

Simple Mindset Changes for a Successful 21DSD

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Natalie Washabaugh. Natalie’s article is part of a series of articles contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team Congratulations! You did it!   You’ve committed to making some important changes.  You’ve decided that now is the time to take your health and life into your own hands.  These …

The 3 Ps of the 21DSD: Plan, Purchase, Prepare!

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Natalie Washabaugh. Natalie’s article is part of a series of articles contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team   The best advice you will ever receive about your 21 Day Sugar Detox is prep, prep, prep! This is why there are preparation checklists starting on page 32 of …

5 Reasons To Work With a Certified 21DSD Coach

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Stefanie Bonastia. Stefanie’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team I was going through some client testimonials after running my last 21-Day Sugar Detox and came across this statement: “Obviously, a coach is the way to go!” Of course I believe this …

Too Much of a Good Thing: Banish the Food Prep Overwhelm

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome back Certified 21DSD Coach Angelique Trigueros. Angelique’s article is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team It was not that long ago that I did my first 21DSD and I was so jazzed about doing it that I may or may not have bought just about every product …

The 21-Day Sugar Detox Program Updates: Starch Flours & More!

Hey everyone! We’ve got some news for you! We have several UPDATES about starch flours, recommended products, and other items that have been frequently asked questions! As you probably know, we are continually evaluating the program, listening to participants’ questions and needs, and evolving our stance on several items. First, we are expanding the list of limited flours and starches to make …

No time to cook? Roast your veggies!

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’re new to the 21DSD or any real-food way of eating, you have probably noticed how much time is required to prepare nutritious food, from scratch, for every meal. Even for those …

Beyond Rice and Roti: Adapting International Cuisines for the 21DSD

Hey Folks! We’re excited to introduce Certified 21DSD Coach Rebekah Reddy. Rebekah’s article is part of a series of articles contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team I’m a white American-born woman raised in small-town California, but I’ve had many experiences over the decades that have broadened my exposure to different cultures and their regional cuisines. As …

Determine Your “Why”

Hey Folks! We’re excited to introduce Certified 21DSD Coach Kate Garces. Kate’s article is part of a series of articles contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team If you have committed to 21 sugar-free days, that is awesome! Congrats on taking that step. We’ve got some major inspo here for you today. Still on the fence? …

How to not lose friends while on the 21DSD

Hey Folks! We’re excited to introduce 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 When embarking on a new eating plan or a program like the 21DSD, all the hinderers and saboteurs in your life seem to come out of the woodwork! Social …

What can I drink on The 21-Day Sugar Detox besides water? UPDATED!

What can I drink on The 21-Day Sugar Detox besides water? What can I put in my coffee? If I don’t like the taste of water, what else can I drink? And… what the heck is kombucha? These are questions that you might ask if you are new to Paleo, generally trying to reduce your reliance of highly processed foods …