Introducing The 21-Day Sugar Detox – IN PRINT!

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I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I originally published The 21-Day Sugar Detox as an eBook. Since April 2010, The 21-Day Sugar Detox has helped thousands of people to bust their sugar and carb cravings naturally.

21DSD-cover-draftThe whole-foods based approach to making dietary and lifestyle habits has proven effective again and again – and the program now has a following of nearly 20,000 people in the Facebook community.

I’ve received overwhelmingly positive reviews and feedback on my first book, Practical Paleo, and I’ve decided to take that information and apply it to the printed version of The 21-Day Sugar Detox.

Heck there are so many things I loved about the way Practical Paleo turned out, including the design, that I even hired the same amazing design team at Graphic D-Signs, Inc. to create the cover for The 21-Day Sugar Detox. I love how it has a similar feel to Practical Paleo, but has a whole new and fresh look of its own!

Click here to order The 21-Day Sugar Detox on Amazon.com.


Here’s the back cover information from the printed book:

Are you ready to get your sugar and carb cravings under control? The 21-Day Sugar Detox is a clear-cut, effective, whole-foods-based nutrition action plan that will naturally re-set your body and your habits! More than 10,000 people have already succeeded with this easy-to-follow plan. Now it’s your turn! In just three weeks, you can free yourself from cravings, regain your energy, and feel great again.

This simple detox plan will help you break the stronghold of your worst go-to foods: the sweets, the refined grains you grab on the go, even the many seemingly “okay” foods that contain hidden sugars. These foods taste great, but they make you look and feel terrible. They rob you of your focus, spawn irrational mid-afternoon cravings, and make it so you can’t even get through the day without wanting–no, needing–to prop up your energy level with caffeine or, worse, even more sugar!

It’s time to break the cycle. The 21-Day Sugar Detox offers easy-to-follow meal plans and more than 75 recipes suitable for all levels of the program. Even better, it gives you three options so you can determine the level of detox you want. Whether you’ve never gone sugar or gluten free; you already follow a gluten- and grain-free diet; or actively follow a Paleo/Primal diet–there’s a level for you. Choose the level that’s best for you — and bust a lifetime of sugar and carb cravings in just three weeks.

The 21-Day Sugar Detox 

even includes special modifications for athletes (including endurance and CrossFit/HIIT-style training); pregnant/nursing moms; vegetarians/ vegans; and those with autoimmune conditions.

Start The 21-Day Sugar Detox today. Why wait?


I’m sure lots of you reading this already own the original eBook version of The 21-Day Sugar Detox or have even been considering ordering it right now but this announcement has left you with more questions… have no fear! I’ve anticipated your questions and hope to answer most of them right here.

What will be different about the printed version of The 21-Day Sugar Detox and the eBook program version?

21DSD-workoutFirst and foremost, the eBook program version will remain as-is, will continue to be updated and expanded upon, and will never cost more to those who already own it. It will remain as valuable when the print version releases as it is right now.

The eBook program version of The 21-Day Sugar Detox includes added bonus content that will not be included as part of the printed book: The 21DSD Exercise Guide, The 21DSD-friendly Toadally Primal Smoothies Guide, The 21DSD Yoga Guide (releasing soon!) – and possibly more as time goes on. The limitations of a printed book are quite obviously that we can’t just keep updating it and providing that update to people whenever we like – but we can do this with the eBook program.

If I already own the eBook program of The 21-Day Sugar Detox, why would I want or need the printed version?

For starters, I don’t want anyone to feel like they need to get this version if they feel they’ve been successful with the eBook version or don’t want to get something new. The program and the levels will remain the same with some minor updates (these updates will make it into the eBook program as well). Many of you have been asking for a printed version of the book for nearly three years now, so this is the answer to that request!

The printed version of The 21-Day Sugar Detox will include 21-Day Meal Plans that correspond to the levels of the program and will use recipes from within the book itself. These recipes will be available only in the printed book, but some of them may already also exist in the eBook program. In other words, all of the new recipes found in the printed book will not necessarily be in the eBook program, but some of the existing recipes you have in the eBook program may appear in the printed book as well.

What new content will there be in the printed version of The 21-Day Sugar Detox that isn’t in the eBook program?

ChickenWithPeppersTallAs I mentioned above, there will be 21-Day Meal plans for each level of the program, with notes made for athletes, pregnant/nursing moms, and for vegetarians/vegans. There are not currently meal plans available within the eBook program and there are not plans to add them.

The printed version will include some completely new content including some new guides, over 75 21DSD-friendly recipes, and a lot more answers to all of your frequently asked questions that arise before, during, and after the program. After three years of running the program and thousands of participants, I have tons of research collected on how and what you’ll be feeling every step of the way – as well as extensive knowledge of the vast array of questions that arise. Your questions will be answered in this book!

This book will be formatted quite differently from the eBook program and will somewhat mimic the format and content flow that you’ve come to know and love in my first book, Practical Paleo. 

The 21-Day Sugar Detox printed book will most likely be divided into three sections:

  1. background information on the program including lots of FAQs/what to expect, useful guides, shopping lists, and tons of tips and tricks for success for your 21 days
  2. 21-Day Meal Plans for each of the three levels of the program based around the recipes included in the book
  3. Recipes! Over 75 recipes, most of which will be completely new and original to the printed version of the book and will be completely different from those found within Practical Paleo!

Will all of the foods I’m currently eating as part of The 21-Day Sugar Detox as outlined in the eBook program still be included in each level when the printed book is released?

Yes! The foods included in your Yes/No Foods Lists will not get any smaller, but some new additions and notes may be made in the printed version. After three years of running this program, I’ve decided that there is room for a bit of modification to what the three levels include, and those updates will be in the printed version and updated in the eBook program in October as well.


Click here to order The 21-Day Sugar Detox on Amazon.com.


Still have questions? Check out this FAQs post on The 21-Day Sugar Detox and if we haven’t covered you here or in that post, feel free to drop a comment below!

Pre-ordering the printed book but don’t want to wait to get started on the program?



  • Sheree

    Will the print version be available to ship to international customers? (I live in Australia) I have been thinking about purchasing the e-book, but I found the hardcopy of It Starts With Food instrumental for my Whole30, so perhaps this might be better :)


    • http://www.balancedbites.com admin

      Yep! It’ll be in all of the same channels as “Practical Paleo” has been – Amazon is probably your best bet!

      Make sure you read the differences between the printed book and the eBook program as there is a lot more included online with the eBook program than we can supply with a printed book – I think both will be fantastic help, but the printed book isn’t around until October, so it also depends on when you want to get started!

  • Stephanie

    I’m currently on day 19 of the Whole 30. How is the 21 day sugar detox similar or different? Would it still benefit me, even though I’m already sugar free right now? Granted, I love Practical Paleo so much I may just get it for the recipes, but I’m wondering what I’d be getting into in comparison. I think my husband is eager to be through our 30 days. Okay…I am too :)

  • Krista

    This will be awesome :) I’ve been wanting to get a copy of 21DSD for some family but I know if I order the ebook they might forget about it..but if it’s sitting on their table, harder to ignore :)

  • http://www.tuitnutrition.com Amy

    75 recipes completely different from the ones in Practical Paleo? Sounds like this book will be worth the price as a cookbook alone, even if someone wasn’t doing the 21 DSD! (Coming from someone who’s only about 75% Paleo but *loves* the recipes in Practical Paleo.)

    You’re welcome to come by my house and cook anytime! =)

    • http://www.balancedbites.com admin

      Yes! there may be a few “basics” that I need to include in the 21DSD book for those folks who don’t have Practical Paleo, but the recipes will be new and different for the most part or great new takes on some of my favorites!

  • http://www.cucinatestarossa.com laura pauli

    so i ordered the print book but how do i get the eBook NOW? don’t want to wait till october to start this!

  • Jenn

    I bought the eBook last year. There’s been one update since, but I never saw anything about an exercise guide or smoothie book. Are these forthcoming with the yoga manual, or is some of it supposed to be available now? Thanks!

    • Jenn

      Oops…nevermind! I was on vacation when the December update came out and must have skipped over the email when I returned. Downloading the updated content now! Thank you!

  • Chelsea

    Where do I find modifications for breast feeding? Are there some in the ebook or should I wait for the printed version?

    • http://twitter.com/balancedbites Diane Sanfilippo

      There are modifications in the current eBook guide as well as a new separate PDF with more info. If you already own the program you can revisit your downloads page to find it there now!

  • Emma

    Would you recommend the ebook or print for someone who has never done the detox but is doing research and looking into it? Thanks!

    • http://www.balancedbites.com admin

      If you want to get started soon, the eBook program is great – the print book won’t be ready for a few more months.