What I Learned From The 21 Day No Sugar Challenge

Hey hey hey, as I’m writing this, I have 20 minutes until I am able to eat a cupcake. I did it. After 2 attempts, I finally was able to go 21 days with no dessert.

So let me back track a little bit here. Originally when I started, I wanted to do absolutely no sugar. I quickly realized that that was impossible, as there is sugar in everything. 

My whole point of this was because I work at the most delicious bakery on earth, the flour shop bakery in highland village Texas. If you’re in the area, please come by because you will never be the same after eating all of our delicious-ness…. You can visit the flour shop’s website Here ! Anyways, every day that I work, I am not only buying cookies and cupcakes with money I don’t have to spend on these things, but I am eating excessive amounts of sugar, and am feeling sooo sick and sluggish from the 2 cupcakes and 2 cookies a day… Go figure! I knew I needed to make a change when I ate 2 cupcakes for breakfast.

So as I was saying about there being sugar in everything, I changed my diet a tad to be no dessert. No soda(I don’t drink soda anyways), no candy, no cupcakes, cookies, dessert, or anything that makes me happy….): just kidding but you know what I mean.

How I managed it

By day 3, I didn’t think I was going to make it. But eventually, I forgot about my need for dessert. I replaced my cravings with yogurt and granola, or frozen raw coconut bars.

Differences I noticed

not only do I feel amazing, my skin has cleared up, I am sleeping better, and I feel just all around better about myself. I don’t feel like such a glutton!

What I’ve learned 

It’s okay to have dessert. Give yourself one free pass a week, or month if you’re able to go that long. You deserve it. And one cookie/cupcake a week is not going to kill you… Right away atleast…heehee.


It is now 12 Am, May 8th 2016. Happy freakin’ Mother’s Day to me. Goodnight, I am going to dive into this amazing cinnamon and pecan with fresh peach filling cupcake with caramel buttercream. Sugar coma here I come. 

The wait was well worth it.


Update: it’s May 9th, and after eating a cupcake, 2 cookies, an ice cream cone, and a cookie sandwhich last night, I am now going to do another 21 day challenge, or even see if I can go longer! Who’s with me? Leave me a Comment below if you’re willing to try the challenge, too!


15 thoughts on “What I Learned From The 21 Day No Sugar Challenge

  1. Lauren says:

    I can totally relate to this! I recently cut out sugar for a detox I did and I have never felt better! I do eat fruit, but I try to cut back on sugar where I can. I did treat myself for Mothers day, but I eat so much less sugar than I used to so it is okay every now and again! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Rebecca Hicks says:

    I have tried doing something like this many times, but never made it more than about two days. Being a teacher, there are always yummy snacks and candy everywhere! I think I’m going to do this real soon.

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  3. Cassandra says:

    I always feel so amazing when I am not eating sugar – and, when I don’t eat it every day, I don’t feel guilty on those times when I do have a treat. That cupcake sounds absolutely divine…

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  4. chrystievachon says:

    I also gave up sugar recently, and I think I’m probably around 21 days sugar-free myself… and I noticed huge mood swings in the first week of my no sugar diet. Luckily it’s passed now!

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    • mia says:

      I get them from whole foods market… Can’t remember the name. Maybe fruitare? I believe that’s what their called. I’ll try to make a DIY version πŸ™‚


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