Sugar is something that we all consume every day without even knowing about it. Detoxing is important to get the toxic sugar out of your body.
Sugar in all forms is the cause of obesity and most chronic diseases that are sucking the life out of our people, economy, and the rest of the world. Sugar causes heart disease, cancer, dementia, type 2 diabetes, depression, acne, infertility and impotence. The average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar per year. That is about 22 teaspoons every day for every person. Our kids are consuming about 34 teaspoons every day, and that’s more than two 20-ounce sodas.
We should detox the body from sugar. This breaks the addictive cycle of carb and sugar cravings that take our good health. This sugar detox takes only ten days or less. This detox will leave you with no cravings, no bland or boring diet foods, no deprivation, just abundance and delight. At the end of the ten days, you will get your body and your mind back. Here is the ten day sugar detox.
1. Decide to do the detox: You need to decide if you’re going to do this detox. Take the diabesity quiz:
– Do you have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes?
– Do you have belly fat?
– Are you overweight?
– Do you crave sugar and carbs?
– Do you have trouble losing weight on low-fat diets?
– Do you have high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol or been told your blood sugar is a little high?
– Do you eat when you’re not hungry?
– Do you experience a food coma after eating?
– Do you feel bad about eating habits or avoid certain activities because of your eating habits?
– Do you go through withdrawal symptoms if you cut back or stop eating sugar or flour?
– Do you need more and more of the same bad foods just to feel good?
If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you should probably start this detox as soon as possible.
2. Be a cold turkey: sometimes you just have to stop an addiction cold turkey. These ideas will reset the body’s neurotransmitters and hormones. Stop all forms of sugar, flour products, and artificial sweeteners these cause an increase in cravings and slow the metabolism.
3. Don’t drink calories: Liquid sugar calories are the worst, and they are worse than flour and solid foods. It turns off fat storage to the liver leading to belly fat.
4. Power up with protein: protein is important to consume, especially at breakfast because it is the key to balancing the blood sugar and insulin and cutting cravings.
5. Eat unlimited carbs: you have to be sure these are the right carbs, or else you’re gaining weight. Starchy vegetables like greens, anything in the broccoli family, asparagus, green beans, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, fennel, eggplant, artichokes, and peppers are full of starches.
6. Fight sugar with fat: not all fats make you fat. Fats make you feel full, balances blood sugar, and is necessary for fueling the cells. Proteins have good fats like extra virgin olive oil, coconut butter, avocados, and omega-3 fats.
7. Be emergency ready: You don’t want to be in a food emergency where blood sugar is dropping, and you find yourself in a food desert. Pack a food emergency kit and take it with you.
8. Change distress to de-stress: if you are feeling stressed, cortisol levels go up, and this can make you hungry which causes belly fat storage and leads to type 2 diabetes. Taking deep breaths activates a special nerve that is the vagus nerve that shifts the metabolism from fat storage to fat burning and quickly moves the body out of the stress state.
9. Get rid of inflammation: Inflammation triggers blood sugar spikes, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The most common source of inflammatory foods other than sugar, flour, and Trans fats are hidden food sensitivities. The most common culprits is gluten and dairy.
10. Get sleep: Sleeping drives sugar and carb cravings by affecting the appetite hormones. Depriving yourself of sleep can raise hunger hormones. Sleep is the best to fight against the drive to overeating.