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Sugar Detox: everything you need to know

Do you really need a sugar detox? Well, let me put it this way: sugar is toxic. And the modern diet is filled with excess added sugar that is wreaking havoc on our bodies. So yes, the chances are that you probably need a sugar detox. Like any detox, it’s not always easy, especially if your body is physiologically addicted to those high levels of sugar intake.

What are the benefits of a sugar detox?

If you read my previous post then you will know that there are all sorts of benefits to cutting out excess sugar from your daily diet. You’ll be surprised just how much your life will change once you eliminate this nasty substance from your food and drinks. A sugar detox will benefit you in many ways:

  • You’ll have more energy.
  • At worst you will stabilize your weight, but you will probably lose weight!
  • Your digestive system will start functioning as it should.
  • You’ll lose those awful sugar cravings.
  • Your complexion will be nothing short of gorgeous!

How to go about a sugar detox – the right way!

  1. Make the decision to eliminate unnecessary sugar from your diet – starting now. If you have been consuming a lot of sugar on a regular basis then the cold turkey approach might prove to be too much for your body to handle. However, you can immediately start cutting back on your intake.
  2. Understand just how much sugar you are consuming. Many of us think that we are following a healthy diet, but are unaware of just how much added sugar we are inadvertently eating. Start by reading the ingredients labels on packaging and critically assess everything you eat and drink. You’ll be shocked to discover how much sugar is added to all sorts of foods and drinks!
  3. Start cutting back on sugar-laden foods and drinks. Over time, commit to scaling back more and more. Soon your body will adjust to having less sugar, and you’ll lose those sugar cravings altogether.
  4. Have patience with yourself. It will take time to develop a new eating pattern, but it will be well worth it in the end. Persevere, but don’t beat yourself up if you pick up that tempting cupcake. The trick is to persevere, and stick to your original decision with determination.

 

Have you tried to decrease your sugar intake? What benefits have you noticed?

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