The 21-Day Sugar Detox is a real food reset, to help you drop processed foods, reset your taste buds, enjoy the food you eat, and improve your health.


The 21-Day Sugar Detox helps you break the chains of processed foods and added sugars so that you can get off the blood sugar roller coaster and say good-bye to that afternoon slump.

You’ll discover places that sugar hides in your diet and find great-tasting and nutritious alternatives.  You’ll understand the effect of sugar and processed foods on your body and see just how great you can feel without them.

Created in 2010 by certified Nutrition Consultant Diane Sanfilippo, The 21-Day Sugar Detox has become a New York Times bestseller and helped hundreds of thousands of people to take control of their health by making better food choices.



The foundation of The 21-Day Sugar Detox is simple - eliminate foods that cause sugar cravings, balance your blood sugar, and choose more healthy, nutrient-dense foods.

There are no pills, powders or shakes - just real food.

The program has three levels, so if you’re currently eating the Standard American Diet or if you’re a hardcore Paleo enthusiast, there’s a plan just for you.  There’s even modifications for athletes, pregnant & nursing moms, pescetarians, and those with autoimmune disorders.

Check out these amazing things that others have accomplished through The 21-Day Sugar Detox:

Uncovered food triggers for migraine headaches
Relieved menstrual cramps
Busted lifelong sugar cravings
Found more energy
Started sleeping soundly
Put an end to foggy thinking
Balanced metabolism
Improved digestion
Cleared acne and other skin conditions
Took control of autoimmune disorders


We all learn in different ways and need different levels of support!  Choose the materials you need from “just the basics” to “don't make me do this alone!”

The 21-Day Sugar Detox Guidebook - The New York Times bestselling book has everything you need for your detox, including what to expect each day, meal plans, over 90 recipes, yes/no lists, prep checklists, guides to food swaps, dining out and more.

The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook - More than 100 high-quality and easy-to-prepare recipes, meal plans, and more to help you rock your detox.

The 21-Day Sugar Detox Online Program - The online program includes a quick start guide, daily email and audio support, and modification guides for athletes, pregnant and nursing moms, and pescetarians.  You’ll get lifetime access, and you’ll be first to receive new program materials launching in time for the January detox!

The 21-Day Sugar Detox Facebook Group - Find additional support, recipes, and ideas in our 21DSD Facebook group!  Moderated by our amazing team of Nutritional Practitioners and 21-Day Sugar Detox Certified Coaches, this group is open to anyone using the books or the online program to rock their detox.



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Quick Start Guide

Modification Guide

Audio Support Series

Daily Detox Emails

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Quick Start Guide

Modification Guide

Audio Support Series

Daily Detox Emails

+ The 21-Day Sugar Detox Guidebook - 240 page, full-color printed book!

+ The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook - a 240 page, full-color printed book with over 100 more recipes and new meal plans for your detox!




Quick Start Guide

Modification Guide

Audio Support Series

Daily Detox Emails

+ The 21-Day Sugar Detox Guidebook - a 240 page, full-color printed book!


Planning for a January Detox?
The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide
releases January 2.
Learn more about the new book and our pre-order thank you gifts!

*Free shipping within the US only.  International shipping rates apply.

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox is a simple, realistic program that can help you break lifelong eating habits - that daily chocolate fix, grabbing donuts at the office, even adding sugar to your morning coffee. You’ll become conscious of the amount of sugar in the foods you eat, and discover how great you feel without it.

The 21DSD provides real-life solutions and easy food swaps to help you make better choices, long after the detox ends. You’ll be surprised at how many 21DSD recipes find their way in to your regular rotation!

Still not sure? Check out what other people have said about The 21-Day Sugar Detox.

"I gained confidence in myself and my own abilities. Doing something you never though possibly is just an incredible feeling! The 21-Day Sugar Detox has changed me for the better. Diane's program is laid out in an extremely easy to use way, and the possible benefits are just amazing! I wanted to get in control of my cravings and this program helped me do that, along with many other perks as well. [My] cravings are way more in control now, and I have the self confidence to know I can make the right decisions when it comes to my food choices. I saved money, cooking for myself, not buying treats, not buying alcohol, etc. [and] I gained confidence in myself and my own abilities. Doing something you never thought possible is just an incredible feeling! I believe in my ability to make the right health choices now, and I love it. Overall it was an incredibly positive experience! I feel so happy with my body, my mind, my choices, and my life! THANK YOU DIANE! You have changed me in a very positive way."

Samantha G.
Ottawa, ON

"I started the program to lose weight and get rid of sugar cravings but found happiness in the process. Before the 21DSD, I ate a SAD diet and binged om candy, cakes, and cookies! There were days when all I would eat would be sugary things, no real food. The first week was really hard! After the first week, I couldn't believe how good I felt Tons of energy, and the cravings were gone! The 21DSD has changed my life! I feel better than I have in years."

April LeMaster
Houston, TX

"This detox absolutely changed my life. At the end of the detox, my sugar regularly reads under 100 and I feel so much better. Becoming a diabetic turned my world upside down. I felt like a failure for months after the diagnosis, but finally decided to take my life back in my own hands. I changed so much and was in better control, but I needed more. A friend suggested this to me and I timidly jumped in 5 days later. BEST decision of my life! THANK YOU for this plan!"

Margaret G.

"In all honesty, I cannot remember the last time I had a sugar craving. This has been my second time to participate in The 21-Day Sugar Detox. Prior to my first go-round I ate pretty well, but I hadn't taken the plunge to eliminate all gluten and legumes. After detoxing the first time I felt much better and I was able to detect certain foods that don't sit well with me, like peanuts and beans. In addition, I had the preconceived notion that most "clean" recipes required obscure ingredients that cost an arm and a leg. But after cooking sugar-free, gluten-free meals for 21 days, I realized that eating clean could happen affordably with a little bit of effort. Oh, and the meals are delicious! Since that time I started doing lots of my own nutritional research. I know from my experience and personal research that eating sugary-rich carbs, thought hey look delicious and taste good, will not make me feel better. I have very little desire to indulge after completing the detox."

Hunter B.
Fort Hood, TX


What kinds of foods will I be eating on The 21-Day Sugar Detox?

You will be eating real, whole, nutrient-dense foods. You will not be eating refined and highly processed foods. This program will require that you get your hands dirty in the kitchen, but there are loads of tips and tricks for how to manage the program while dining out, traveling, and overall living a busy modern life.


Will I need to purchase special foods or supplements to complete the program?

There are no special foods or supplements required to complete the 21DSD program. If you would like to make the recipes in the books and eBooks in the online membership portal, you may find some new ingredients within the recipes. There are resources within the books and online materials that explain where to find special ingredients.


I’m a vegetarian.  Can I do The 21-Day Sugar Detox?

The 21-Day Sugar Detox is not a good fit for vegetarians or vegans.  We do offer a modification for pescetarians who include fish in their plant-based diet.  


Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox a low carb diet?

No.  While The 21-Day Sugar Detox may be lower in refined carbohydrates than a standard American diet, it includes carbohydrates from select grain, fruit and vegetable sources depending on your plan and modifications.


Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox a keto diet?  

No.  The 21-Day Sugar Detox is not a ketogenic program.  


Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox appropriate if I follow a strictly gluten-free diet?

Yes! This program is 100% gluten-free. It’s also soy-free, corn-free, peanut-free and very allergen-free friendly. Level 3 of the program is also dairy-free. 


Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox appropriate if I follow a Paleo or Primal diet? 

Yes! You will follow either Level 2 or 3 of the program.


Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox safe if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes! Pregnant and breastfeeding moms will find modifications within the program to follow that include special notes. In the online membership portal, you’ll also find additional, exclusive guides just for you!


Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox safe if I am an athlete?

Yes! The athlete modification was created for anyone who exercises/works out/trains with moderate-to-high intensity 3 or more times a week.  You will find notes in the printed books and additional exclusive guides in the online program.


Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox family-friendly/safe for children and teens?

Yes! With some small adjustments for young family members, the 21DSD is absolutely family-friendly.  You’ll find an additional guide just for families in the online program.


Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox safe for diabetics?

Yes! The 21DSD is a whole-foods based program, and is safe for anyone. That said, if you are under the care of a medical professional, are insulin dependent, or are taking blood sugar regulating medications, we recommend that you consult with your doctor before beginning any new nutritional program. You may find that your medications need to be adjusted with your new way of eating, and enlisting the support of your doctor will be important.


Hi, I'm Diane! 

I am the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified Nutrition Consultant, and two-time New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo, The 21-Day Sugar Detox and co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. 

I hold a B.S. from Syracuse University and I am certified in holistic nutrition from Bauman College.  I also hold certifications in holistic lifestyle coaching from the CHEK Institute, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. 

I am the creator of BalancedBites.com, the 21-Day Sugar Detox Certified Coaches Program, co-creator of the Balanced Bites Master Class, and co-host of the top-rated, award-winning Balanced Bites Podcast.

But before all that, I was “The Candy Girl.”

Growing up, I lived around the corner from a 7-11 and you had better believe that if I had a spare dollar, I was at the store filling my hands with the little $.05-.10 candies like Jolly Ranchers, Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum, Tootsie Rolls, and Now n' Laters.  

Up until about age 30, I don't think I'd met a candy that I didn't like.

But there were some things I didn’t like:  Digestive issues, acne, weight gain, and inflammation.  As I got older and started bypassing the candy for “healthier” low fat, high carbohydrate foods, I discovered that those issues weren’t going away.

I also struggled with sugar and carb cravings, the energy spikes and dips, and the massive crashes that left me not only cranky and crabby, but also reaching for more sugar.  I carried a granola bar in my purse just to fight off my afternoon hangry monster.

Through my studies as a Holistic Nutritionist, I discovered exactly what I was doing wrong, and what I could do to take control of my cravings.  The 21-Day Sugar Detox was born.

Since 2010, the 21DSD has helped hundreds of thousands of people to take control of their health and discover how great they can feel without sugar and processed foods.  I’ve created books with hundreds of delicious recipes, meal plans,  an active online community and daily audio and video support to help you every step of the way.

If you’re ready to take control of your health and discover how great you’re meant to feel, The 21-Day Sugar Detox will help you get there.




We are committed to customer satisfaction and place your happiness above all else. So, if at any moment you feel you are not happy with the results or the program hasn’t given you the value we’ve promised, we will give you a full refund for 14 days! This means that you have 2 whole weeks to try the program free of risk.


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