Lose Weight, Feel Better –Sugar Detox in Just 3 Days

We can easily say that the main ingredient to blame for our obesity and overweight is sugar, alongside with carbohydrates and fats. Well, we are not talking about a moderate intake of sugar, because that amount of sugar is not a threat to the human body. But, many people are unaware that they are consuming high amounts of sugar through many products, which are sold in the local supermarkets such as: sodas, cereals, drinks, salad dressings, yogurts and candies, etc. Well, these types of food products can often lead to excessive sugar amounts in your body. Did you know that another “bad” sugar source for our bodies is simple carbohydrates? Simple carbohydrates are found in foods such as: honey, raisins, pure fruit juices, mangoes and bananas.

We all think that these foods are healthy for us and our bodies, but our bodies are built to make a quick use of the simple carbohydrates, and it usually uses them as a energy source. This body process increases the blood sugar levels, which we all know has bad effects on our health. And, even worse, excessive amounts of sugar create problems in the nutritional intake for the body. There are many bad side effects and symptoms of overconsumption of sugar, and these are the most common ones: hyperactivity, consequent fatigue, yeast infections, depressive moods, headaches, colds or sinus problems, sleepiness, disorientation, etc. We can also say that chronic sugar overload can increase the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease and even breast cancer.

You may know this process, but let me say this one more time for those you don’t know. When we consume high amounts of sugar, our body converts the needed amount of sugar into energy. But, here comes the bad part – our body stores the remaining part as body fat. And, even worse is that the added sugars in many food products don’t have the same effect on metabolism like the natural sugars. When they are consumed by the human body, they arrive in the bowel and they can cause bowel bacteria which will increase the blood sugar levels. This type of sugar is also converted to fat! We’ve all seen a person addicted to sugar. When someone consumes high amounts of sugar, his body continues to store unnecessary sugar to fat in the hips, waist, and thighs and in his face.

We can easily say that is almost impossible to stop or quit sugar addiction if you don’t quit it altogether. Some people try to eliminate sugar from their diet, but they experience symptoms, such as: sadness, headaches, queasiness, fatigue and cravings. If a person is addicted to sugar, these symptoms occur after this person had a meal. His body is experiencing cravings for sugar and the body is telling your brain that it is hungry again. In most cases, person who is addicted to sugar will eat something sweet again. And, here comes the worst part. When that person satisfies his sugar cravings with that cookie, these symptoms – sadness, headaches and other feelings will disappear and he or she will feel much better. Remember, if you or any other person wants to give up sugar, you all must abstain from it altogether. We can also say that moderation fails in most cases. If you or any other person who wants to quit sugar can “carry” the discomfort of the withdrawal symptoms for just few days, you can stop the addiction and the most important thing of all is that you will feel much healthier and refreshed!

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3 Day Sugar Detox

Day 1

  • Breakfast: 1 cup of steel cut oats with berries and seeds or almonds, or 3 scrambled eggs
  • Mid morning snack: small bowl of nuts
  • Lunch: Chicken poached breast with a bowl of lightly cooked butternut squash, beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, beans and almonds
  • Dinner: Broiled fish and a bowl of green beans, or salmon with stir-fried broccoli and mushrooms

Day 2

  • Breakfast: 1 cup of steel cut oats with seeds, almonds or berries, or 3 scrambled eggs with spinach
  • Mid morning snack: small bowl of nuts
  • Lunch: Grilled zucchini with red and yellow peppers and a dressing of lemon, vinegar and thyme, or a shredded green and red cabbage salad with shredded carrots, drizzled with an olive oil, lemon juice and salt dressing, garnished with chopped parsley
  • Dinner: Steamed green vegetables of your choice with a vegetable casserole and bean soup, or baked cod with fried bok choy and roasted Brussels sprouts and turnips

Day 3:

  • Breakfast: 1 cup of steel cut oats with berries, seeds, almonds, or 3 fried eggs with shrimp and a sautéed kale, radish and walnut salad
  • Mid morning snack: small bowl of nuts
  • Lunch: Pan roasted chicken thighs with sage, lemon and rosemary, or oven roasted chicken with onion, thyme and black olives.
  • Dinner: Mushroom heads with a broth of garlic, onion, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaves, or penne pasta with a mushroom, basil and tomato meat sauce

Sugar Detox – DRINKS

This is very important for you if you want to stop sugar intake. If you can eliminate drinks high in added sugar from your diet, you can easily stop the sugar addiction. And even better is if you can replace the sugared fruit juices with detoxification waters and healthy hot mixtures that will boost your metabolism and you won’t feel deprived of your liquid intake.

Detox water: first, you need to slice or chop one of these fruits: grapefruits, blueberries, strawberries or oranges. You can also add some fresh rosemary or mint and put all the ingredients in a medium sized jar filled with filtered water. Store this detox water in refrigerator and drink it every day.

Tea: you can drink unsweetened herbal or green tea. Make sure you drink at least 3 times, every day.

Coffee: you can only drink just 1 cup of unsweetened black coffee every day.

What else you should know?

  • You need to avoid these types of ingredients: honey, agave nectar, maple syrup and all kinds of artificial sweeteners. This is because if you are exposed to even small amounts of sugar, you will want more and more! So, try to avoid them as much as you can!
  • Always be prepared to fight the sugar cravings. Be strong!
  • You should most definitely replace fast carbohydrate foods, such as white bread and fruit juices with slow-carbohydrate foods, such as whole grains. These types of foods will prevent the sugar overload and constant cravings, and it will regulate the release of sugar in your bloodstream.
  • Make sure you always cook with extra virgin oil!
  • You should also know that you need to consume 2 oz of nuts and seeds every day. You can consume walnuts and flaxseeds as well.
  • Add green salads to your daily meals and always choose a healthy dressing.
  • You should also eat one larger bowl of cooked green vegetables every day. You need to intake enough nutrients when you are fighting this type of addiction.
  • Do you like eating beans, chickpeas and lentils? Make sure you eat at least ½ cup of these healthy foods every day. Beans are known to reduce the sugar cravings.
  • And the most important thing: don’t forget to drink a lot of water.

Well folks, when you are done with this three day sugar detox program, your depression, fatigue and headaches will be completely gone and you will see that it is possible to live without a daily “sugar fix”. When you are done with this sugar detox program, the next step for you is to consult a nutritionist or a doctor. They will figure out a longer diet plan so that you can keep the sugar addiction at minimal. You will start using healthier forms of sugar such as: fruits, dry fruits and many low sugar desserts. You will feel much healthier and your body will be refreshed. We really hope you enjoyed this post and please share it with your friends and family. Thanks.

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