Our taste buds are “weak” to sweets, so often we reach for foods that contain high amounts of sugar.
Did you know that sugar is just the main source of many health disorders and diseases?
Sugar is a cause of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, dementia, infertility and many more.
Some experts and nutritionists believe that increased consumption of sugar is as dangerous as smoking!
Processed sugar can be found in chocolate, biscuits and sweets, but as well as in number of other processed products, even in those that are advertised as “healthy.”
Beat sugar addiction
Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to give up sugar?
The answer lies in the fact that our body actually becomes addictive to it, similar to cocaine addiction. Studies have shown that brain responds to sugar similar to drugs and alcohol.
That is exactly why many food producers add it to their products – to get more repeat buyers.
How to get rid of this harmful addiction, change your eating habits and clean up sugar from the body?
Once you begin to consume meals and snacks without sugar, you may initially be a bit depressed.
But very soon you will notice that you have more energy and you’re in a better mood. This can be can be a great incentive for living a life without sugar.
During this 10-day detox program, avoid all foods that come in boxes, containers, tins and cans.
Eat only fresh, organic and raw foods.
Throw Away Sweetened And Carbonated Drinks
It’s well known that carbonated drinks are full of sugar. Frequent and high consumption of these drinks leads to obesity, and ultimately to diabetes type 2.
Calories from these juices are quickly absorbed into the body and cause a sudden increase in blood sugar levels.
Therefore, say NO to sodas!
Completely Discard Sugar!
If you occasionally take a few bites of your favorite sugar treats, then you won’t achieve the wanted effect of detoxification.
Just like addicts who are not allowed to consume drugs or alcohol, you too need to resist the temptation and totally avoid sugar consumption.
When doing grocery shopping, read the product labels in order to see where they are hiding extra added and processed sugar.
Consume Healthy Fats
Studies have shown that healthy fats (like coconut, olive or flax oil), don’t lead to excess body weight, but improve the overall health.
Choose healthy nuts, seeds and avocados, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Avoid Dairy Products And Gluten
Often we crave for foods that cause allergies, such as gluten and dairy products.
In addition to negative inflammatory effects to the body, they cause sweet cravings.
So, at least, for the next 10 days, in order to fully detox your body you should give up diary products and gluten.
After a few days without gluten and dairy products you will notice energy increase.
Treat Yourself With a Good Night’s Sleep
No matter what many people say, our body needs at least 7 hours of quality sleep.
This will not only improve your immunity system but strengthen the power of your will for 10-days detox program.
It’s well known that sleep deprivation leads to irritability and imbalance of hormones, which further causes a strong desire for sweets and carbohydrates.
Eat Vegetables, But Avoid Starch
Vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, asparagus, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, artichokes, green beans and eggplant can be consumed in large quantities.
But for the 10-days detox program, avoid foods that contain starchy carbohydrates, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and beetroot, as well as cereals and beans, because these foods slow down the powerful effect of detox.
Enrich Menu With Vegetable Proteins
Eat protein-rich nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and cashews.
In case you suddenly get hungry, always have a ready made small healthy snack made from nuts, to keep your hunger and blood sugar levels under control.
Think About Why
Before you begin the 10-day detox program you need to analyze your current condition and ask yourself the following questions:
- Why do I reach for sugary foods?
- Am I addicted / dependent on sugar?
- In which situations I eat the most sweets?
This will help you become aware of your addiction and situations in which you eat the most processed sugar, and it will help you to identify craving triggers.