Lose Weight And Feel Better! Try This 3 Day Sugar Detox!

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You probably know that normal, moderate consummation of sugar poses no risk to your health. However the problem is that many people, everyday, are consuming large quantities of sugar, without being aware of it.

The main culprits of obesity nowadays are surely the fats and the carbohydrates. However they are not the only ones leading to obesity. Another ingredient that contributes to gaining weight is the sugar.

Nowadays the stores are full with foods and drinks, such as, candy, yogurts, salad dressings, pouch juice, breakfast cereal and sodas, which are filled with added sugars. All of these products are rich in added sugars and they are the ones that can easily lead to obesity.

On the other hand, there are many products that contain natural sugar, such as, raisins, pure fruit juice, mangos, honey and bananas, which are simple carbohydrates.

An overconsumption of sugar can be extremely dangerous for your health and they can surely affect the body as well.

There are many symptoms that indicate to a sugar overdose.These symptoms are bouts of hyperactivity and consequent fatigue (as the sugar reserve crashes), yeast infections, depression, headaches, colds or sinus problems, mental disorientation and sleepiness.

If you notice any of these symptoms, you need to consult your doctor immediately and not let these symptoms to develop into a chronic sugar overload. This vicious disease can increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and promote the progression of cancer, especially breast cancer.

This fat usually accumulates in the thighs, hips and the waist.

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.

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