Sugar Detox! It’s a term you’re probably hearing a lot these days. Sugar intake is majorly on the rise, with it being snuck into pretty much everything. On the other hand, people are coming around to the idea that sugar is extremely taxing on your health so best to avoid it wherever possible.
With the holidays, it’s hard to cut back with delicious sugary treats everywhere you turn.
Here is your Refined Sugar Detox guide… save it for the New Year; your body will need it.
Where does sugar hide?
So we aren’t just talking sugar in your coffee, and cookies. You’ll need to ditch things like:
Pre-made pasta sauce
Alcohol (you’ve probably binged the last month or so, so this shouldn’t be too hard)
Refined Carbs (cookies, donuts, cakes, pastries, dinner rolls)
Frozen waffles, and pancakes
That’s the short list.
It’s really important to get in the habit of reading packaging.
How long should I detox?
At the very least, seven sugar free days would be a great start, but try to push for at least two weeks. Feeling very brave? A whole month will leave your body feeling amazing and rejuvenated.
What are the benefits of going sugar free?
The best part about an extended sugar detox, is your body feels so great you won’t want to go back to your old ways. You’ll see the benefits with glowing skin, higher energy levels, and an appreciation for good quality food. You may notice some aches and pains slowly disappear. You have better stamina during your workouts. You wake up refreshed, instead of sluggish. You experience just how great your body is made to feel. All that can happen just by cutting out sugar, you ask? Absolutely.
How will I feel during the detox?
Crummy. Miserable. Expect headaches. This is all normal, and it is your body’s way of getting rid of all that bad stuff.
How can I assist the detox?
Drink tons of water, and herbal tea. Flush it all out and stay hydrated. Eat nutrient dense food like homemade stew, roasted veggies, and warm salads. Try and take it easy from over stimulating activities. The first week or so is the hardest but you can get through this!
What are some substitutes for refined sugar:
Apple sauce (for baking)
Brown rice syrup
Black strap molasses
January is a cold month and our bodies are craving warm, nutritious food. That’s what’s on the blog next week, so stay tuned!