Sugar consumption has increased many folds in today’s date, especially due to fast foods and packaged food items that are easily available.
Consuming sugar contributes to significant spike in insulin levels, thereby promoting excess weight and toxicity.
Right from the soft drink to energy drink, packed cereals to ready to eat breakfast such as flakes, you will find sugar everywhere.
This is where we tend to make a huge mistake. We buy and consume food items that are branded as healthy and later on we complain that we are not losing weight.
Let me be very clear, you won’t lose any weight until you give up sugar. It’s a slow poison and will put all the hard work in vein.
No matter how hard you work out and no matter how good your diet is., weight loss will be a huge challenge if you can’t give up sugar.
So next time when you buy and eat any food items that is sold as healthy, check out the sugar content. Simply ignore anything that has sugar in it.
The problem with sugar is that anytime you have it, it takes your body enormous amount of time to resettle. It simply hampers your body’s repair process and affects the immunity.
In this article you will learn how you can completely detox your body and liver by removing the sugar completely.
Let’s take a quick look at the severe side effects of consuming too much sugar.
- Premature Aging
- Excess Weight
- Increased risk of Heart disease
- Increase chances of cancer
- Makes your Liver Lethargic
- Impacts teeth
- Contributes towards kidney diseases and many more
How much sugar is good and recommended a day?
Did you know and average individual in US consumes approx. 28 kgs of sugar in a year? And whats even worse is that it does not include fruit juices (1). If we combine both sugar and sugar from fruit juices, the numbers will be astounding.
And If that’s not enough, let me tell you that time and time again research has consistently proved that sugary drinks such as tea, coffee and sodas increases weight (2).
If you keep consuming sugary drinks, it will definitely lead to formation of visceral fat, therefore making the weight loss effort almost ineffective (3).
So how much sugar is good for health?
According to America heart association, below it the recommended sugar intake (4):
- For Men: Up to 9 Teaspoons (Approx. 37.5 grams)
- Women: Up to 6 Teaspoons (Approx. 25 grams)
Now, you must not feel comfortable with this recommendation. This is the recommended dosage for average healthy person.
And if you are overweight and not feeling energetic, you are certainly not healthy.
I have mentioned the above dosage only to give you the permissible limit of sugar intake that American heart association allows.
Over here we are focusing on eliminating the sugar completely.
How to detox yourself from sugar in 7 days?
I will give a sample diet plan template that you can use anytime you want to detox yourself.
Breakfast: 2 – 3 Scrambled eggs along with berries and almonds
Mid-Morning Snacks: A handful of Nuts
Lunch: Roasted chicken along with Beets and green salad
Dinner: Roasted Mushrooms and plain soup
Breakfast: Fruit Plate followed by a handful of Almond and seeds.
Mid-Morning Snacks: A cup of green tea
Lunch: 2 Boiled Eggs, Green Salads and a bowl of vegetable soup
Dinner: Roasted Cottage cheese and Quinoa salad
Breakfast: 2 Boiled eggs and 1 Grapefruit
Mid-Morning: A handful of nuts and seeds
Lunch: Roasted Chicken, green salad and 1 seasonal fruit
Dinner: 2 cups of roasted broccoli and Miso Salmon
Breakfast: Omelet and 1 seasonal fruit
Mid-Morning: A glass of bottle gourd juice
Lunch: Roasted cottage cheese/tofu and one cup boiled vegetables
Dinner: Grilled Fish with clear vegetable soup
Breakfast: Scrambled egg and 1 Banana
Mid-Morning: A cup of green tea
Lunch: Chicken wrap and 1 apple
Dinner: Grilled mushroom, boiled vegetables and Beets
Breakfast: 2 Boiled eggs and 1 Cup Almond milk
Mid-Morning: Black coffee without any sugar
Lunch: Grilled fish, green salad and 1 cup clear vegetable soup
Dinner: Grilled chicken, Grilled Mushrooms and 1 cup clear vegetable soup
Breakfast: A bowl full of fruit plate (fruits of your choice)
Mid-Morning: A handful of nuts and seeds
Lunch: Whole wheat bread sandwich with green stuffing’s followed by 1 cup lotus stem soup.
Dinner: Grilled fish and green salad
Follow the above template for 7 days and you will soon start seeing visible results in as less as 3 days.
Now, if you notice none of the food items above are either high in carbs or high in sugar content. The above diet plan focuses on using the body’s fat as the source of energy, thereby resulting in weight loss. At the same time it restricts the sugar intake for 7 consecutive days, which gives your liver best possible opportunity to expel the toxins and restore the regular function.
Having said that, above is just the template for 7 days, if you truly want to lose weight plan your diet for 30 days.
I bet giving up just the sugar can help you to lose up to 2 kgs (based on personal experience).
Note: When you start this diet, make sure you start your day with a glass of Ash Gourd or Bottle gourd juice for best results
Tips to make your sugar detox diet a success:
- When on sugar detox diet, you will start getting cravings from second or third day. Therefore it becomes extremely important to see through this phase. It’s difficult because you are not even allowed to go for any alternatives.
- Cook your food with good quality oil (Olive Oil or Mustard Oil).
- Do not eat any unnecessary carbs in form of white bread or rice as it will ruin the whole process.
- Increase your water intake.
- Try to stay away from sugar cane juice and juices that elevates the insulin levels.
- Include Apple Cider Vinegar in between your meals to enhance the digestion.
- Go for at least 30 minutes’ walk to mobilize the unused fat.
- Replace your regular tea with green or Herbal tea.
- Last but not least stop sugar completely.
Once you manage to complete the day 7, you should feel light and cravings for sugar would have gone down exponentially.
Furthermore, your sugar levels and insulin spike should also be under control. Best of all you should see yourself transitioning from heavy weight to light weight :).
I would like to conclude saying that, once you manage to do the sugar detox you will unlock the healing powers of your body.
Having said that, no matter what diet you follow, if you can keep sugar levels in check, nothing will work.
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