Ode to Donuts {Health & Weight Loss}

I told you all I was going to keep you all updated during my sugar detox.

Today SUCKS y’all. Ohmyword.

Conversations with me today went something like this:

Random Co-Worker: “Hey Monica! I have something really important to talk to you about. Blah Blah Blah… <I stop listening> So, what do you think?!”

Me: “Did you say you had donuts?”

Random Co-Worker: “Um, no, I said that <I tune out again here>. You understand?”

Me: “Donut.”


Apparently no carbs makes me delirious, angry, sad, angry, repetitive, angry, and I lost all ability to focus and concentrate on anything.


MAKE THIS STOP! I even told my friend today: “I’m so sorry for the words I’ve spoken out of hunger.”

I’m not going to lie—I am damn miserable. Blah. RAWR!

Things I’ve noticed since I’ve stopped eating delicious carbs:

  • My head hurts like whoa.
  • Everyone is my enemy.
  • No one has donuts. EVER.
  • This is awful.
  • My skin is slightly freaking out…in a bad way.
  • I don’t look like Jessica Alba.
  • Everything takes an extraordinary amount of effort.
  • Coffee tastes awful.
  • I just wanna lay down and sob.

Have I mentioned it’s only been like 36 hours? How do people do this for long periods of time? People tell me there will be a puppies, sunshine and rainbows feeling soon, and it cannot come soon enough. Tonight I’m having a drink with one of my dearest pals, and thank goodness she insists on picking me up to show off her new ride. Because honestly, if I have to drive myself anywhere, I’m going straight to the donuts.

Does this get easier? Is this worth it? Why do so many documentaries say wheat/gluten/carbs are poison? Is that true? But isn’t all this meat product equally bad for me? Maybe moderation is OK, and I should stop the madness.

Someone just pass me a freakin’ donut.



  1. jernikj
    July 23, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    Keep at it! The first 3-4 days are the worst. I cut out all sugar and lost 40 pounds, I promise it can be done and it is well worth it! I used this book and it tells you about sugars and your body, gives you a shopping list and teaches you how to shop in the grocery store and what to look out for. Even sugars in fruits can sabotage your sugar intake – stick to granny smith apples and berries – strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. I read this book and realized how harmful sugar truly is to our bodies! http://www.amazon.com/Maximized-Nutrition-Program-Kimberly-Roberto/dp/0578033275 Please feel free to email me if I can help in ANY way, even if you just need a little word of encouragement! [email protected] Keep it up! I'm cheering for you!!kaye c.

  2. Critical Thinker
    July 23, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    Up your proteins and it really fills you up, you won't crave the carbs nearly so much. Right now I am doing a 10-day smoothie detox, here's a link to the FB page if you're interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/180927068735958/permalink/198849046943760/Before the smoothie detox, I drank a protein drink or ate greek yogurt for breakfast, which really helps. Please up your proteins!

  3. Donna
    August 5, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    I've been thinking about doing a no-sugar no-grain plan for a month. Have you read "It Starts With Food" – it is a great read that explains a bit of the science behind this type of elimination, and also how to manage it. Good luck!

  4. Struggling Cook
    August 9, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    Hey monica. I am a dedicated clean eater, and when I read about your no carb plan, it doesn't have to be like that! Carbs are GOOD. Not starchy, white, processed ones (like donuts, 🙁 sorry) but whole wheat, brown ones, such as sweet potatoes, 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice etc. are good for you! Carbs = energy, that's why you feel so tired and grumpy. Eating well shouldn't make you feel bad – you should feel amazing! Full and energized. If you don't feel full or energized, your body is begging you to stop eating that way! my rule of thumb is eat as close to way God made it as possible, Stay away from packaged and process foods, alcohol, artificial sweetener (which is REALLY hard, I know!), and that delicious evil white sugar. I don't eat a whole lot of sugar, but when I do I use stevia, truvia, or cane sugar. Again, natural is the idea. I promise you will feel better and happier if you eat balanced, instead of eliminating what your body needs – good, natural carbs. Check out the Eat Clean Lifestyle by Tosca Reno. Good luck! If you stuck with the no carb, I do hope it got better!

  5. erin.mclarty
    September 19, 2013 / 12:26 am

    Girl! I lost soooo much weight (like 80#, it Works) years ago doing low carb, and literally has been the only way I've been able to lose weight. Since stopping I gained it all back. That is the evil of Low Carb. But, every once in a while.. CARBS! Lately, I have been eating All the Carbs. And no work outs. But I am restarting Monday!!!!!!!!