It's time for a reset. If the national statistics are correct, on average we are eating and drinking about 150 pounds of sugar a year. We tend to eat mindlessly and hurriedly as we rush through our busy lives. The food industry offers larger portion sizes filled with more sugar and salt then a few decades ago. The sugar is added to improve the overall taste of the food and the salt is added to ensure the food last during transport from the fields and factories to the grocery stores and restaurants.
Most sugary foods are a poor source of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for a healthy metabolism and normal body function. During a sugar detox plan, you will introduce foods that truly nourish your body and help you use 100% of your energy efficiently without sugar crashes.
Additionally, another added benefit of doing a sugar detox is weight loss. If you’ve been holding onto some extra pounds for a while now, cutting sugar may be one of the most effective ways to achieve fat loss – not only temporarily, but with long lasting effects.
Why, you ask? Sugar stimulates your fat storing hormones. Each time you eat foods high in sugar, your insulin levels spike, which then leads to your body storing more fat in your tissues. If you are looking to lose weight, you should be aware that it’s not only a calories in/calories out game. Hormones play an important role as well – they are the regulators of your metabolism.
It's a virtual online challenge where all participants receive a daily email for 14 days. On Days 2, 8, and 14 of the sugar detox, we'll gather on the online video chat platform, "Zoom" to check-in with like-minded grown women.
What You Can Eat
I believe grown women know what to eat to make themselves healthy and whole. Initially focus on what you are drinking. Become aware of the sodas and fruit drinks that aren’t 100 percent juice. Pay attention to the desserts, processed foods, candy and condiments you mindlessly eat. Check food labels carefully.
You want to avoid anything containing white or brown sugar, raw sugar, fructose, maltose, sorbitol, evaporated cane juice, xylitol and barley malt. Although there are several books and sugar detox programs on the market.
You don't have to detox from sugar on your own.
Try to eat three to four ounces of lean protein with every meal. This will help to stabilize your blood sugar and prevent cravings. In my research, I found that as a society we are often overfed and undernourished.
Our goal during this 14 Day Sugar Detox is for you to create awareness of how much sugar you ingest daily.
The benefits of a longer term Sugar Cleanse are numerous.
Additionally, if you suffer from any kind of skin condition such as acne, psoriasis, eczema or seborrheic dermatitis, your symptoms may either disappear completely or be greatly reduced.
Eliminating sugar from your diet, especially if you’ve been eating a lot of it, is hard at first. You might feel tired, almost like you’re fighting the flu, and experience headaches. These symptoms should pass after the first couple of days as your body adjusts to your new regime. If, however, you feel shaky, it could be a sign of insulin resistance or hypoglycemia, so make sure to eat enough protein and stick to low glycemic foods, which includes most fruits and vegetables. Make sure you check with your doctor before changing your diet drastically.
During this 14 Day Sugar Detox you'll get
My name is Angela M. Odom . I'm a certified personal development coach and I'll hold you accountable throughout the 14 days.
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During the 14 Day Sugar Detox you'll have the opportunity to become aware of how much hidden sugar you may be adding to your food and drink.