Sunday, October 20, 2013

21-Day Sugar Detox - Post Honeymoon


Fresh from my honeymoon trip to Eastern Europe, specifically Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia - Herzegovina, I'm inspired to recreate the tasty, savory dishes we ate. For three weeks, my hubby and I submerged ourselves in the local delicious cuisine without paying too much attention to sugar, gluten, or dairy. We would try to seek out food that represents the country's culinary tradition, so for the most part our meals were rich in variety and homemade, using seasonal ingredients. Though, we did indulge in more than our share of tourist traps, like Gelato and authentic homemade sweets anytime we took a tea/coffee break (at times up to 3/day). Blah, I know.

Since we eat out more when we travel, we don't keep as close to the dietary lifestyle that we would at home. We stick to a Paleo template at home (avoiding industrial seed oils, processed sugar, and gluten containing grains), primarily for maintaining good health and preventing obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disease that are so prevalent in America. We both have relatives whose lives have been plagued by such conditions, so paying close attention to our bodies and fueling up on foods that are nutrient-dense and of high quality is important to us; which is why I created Grass Fed Jerky Chews in the first place. And having the Chews on hand did deter us from tourist traps, for the most part, just not enough to completely resist the delicate flavors of homemade treats specific to the region we visited.  

So upon our return home, I made a pact with my hubby to jump on the gluten and sugar detox. Fortunately, there is an easy to follow customizable guide available by Diane Sanfilippo called the 21-Day Sugar Detox, that's soon to be available in print. I've personally known Diane for a couple of years now and I'm really happy for her achievements, she works her butt off to make it easier for YOU to adopt a real food lifestyle. Definitely read up more on her Balanced Bites blog if you haven't yet.

The online support group for the 21 Day Sugar Detox guide had already started beginning of this month, but I am thinking of just jumping right in, this Monday, since the recipes from our honeymoon are still fresh in my head.

Along our detox journey, I hope to share with you some interesting recipes from our trip and some of the typical ones we make at home. I can't promise that I will have a new recipe everyday since I am also attending to your jerky orders, but I'll do my best!

Check in tomorrow for my kick-off post, and a new recipe, specific to Bosnia - Herzegovina!

4 comments:

  1. enjoy the cleanse! you'll feel awesome in 21 days!

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    1. I haven't done this one, but did do a 21 day cleanse before and loved it.

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