Sugar causes excess storage of fat and inflammation and are found in most processed foods (these are loaded with sugar), condiments, candy, baked goods, sodas and other sweetened drinks.
The good news is, if you want to detox off of your sugar binges, you can by removing these refined sugar from your diet.
Certain foods can reduce cravings and balance the body, getting you over the hump and cravings much easier. Focus totally on these for the next 5-7 days.
Here’s what to eat to detox from sugar and stay satisfied & sane:
1. High protein, fat and fiber foods
Here’s why they're great: These are highly satisfying and keep the body full for longer. Make sure every meal and snack contains them. Aim for about 25% of your meal to come from protein with good fats, like Omega 3s. Contrary to popular belief, real saturated fat actually reduces cholesterol.
Good options: eggs, nuts, avocados, olive oil, hummus, salmon or antibiotic free chicken.
2. Green leafy vegetables. Avoid bread, pasta and refined carbohydrates
Here’s why they're great: Bread is quickly converted to sugar, creating the same cycle, but vegetables are complex carbohydrates, which keep you satiated for hours. They take longer to digest – expect to feel full 30 minutes after eating a salad.
Good options: Arugula and kale are great for detoxing.
3. Sour foods
Here’s why: They knock out a sugar craving.
Good options: Sauerkraut or kimchi.
4. SURPRISE!!!! Pure dark chocolate
Here’s why: It releases endorphins without spiking your sugar.
Good options: Bakers Cooking Chocolate, which is 100% cacao.
5. Drink More Water - Drink More Water - Drink More Water
Here’s why: This makes you feel full and flushes excess sugar out of the body, thus reducing the craving. Bonus, it can also help you lose weight.
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