Are you tired and have a difficult time losing weight? Do you crave sweets and bread products? Do you feel like a wall hit you after consuming them? Eating sweets does not relieve you – time again, if could be the culprit to your distress. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, “Sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine.” Sugar is so engrained in our food supply it is not easy to eat anything without it, even for 30 days. Yet, you can with 30 day sugar detox!
It takes around 10 days (some believe it takes much faster, such as 3-4 days) to break the vicious sugar cravings, but once you are over the hump you will experience the health and vitality that you have always wanted.
If you want the support of a foolproof sugar cleanse, some popular ones on the market include the following:
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– Book – Mark HymanMD, author of the #1 New York Times best seller, The Blood Sugar Solution 10 Day Detox Diet.
– Book – JJ VirginAuthor of the New York Times best seller, The Sugar Impact Diet.
– Online – Andrea Nakayama, “Replenish Detox,”
The following formula is pretty general for most cleanses:
Remove all sugar and simple carbohydrates from your diet for 30 days straight. If you “slip-up” then you must start from day one.
A rule of thumb, to counteract blood sugar highs and lows follow the following:
– Eat more protein
– Take a digestive enzyme to ensure you are digesting more protein
– Eliminate simple carbohydrates and sugar (think table sugar and corn syrup)
– Stick to good complex carbohydrates (think green veggies, sweet potatoes, lentils, oats, millet, and quinoa) and avoid refined and processed foods (think white pasta and fried anything)
– Eat more good fats and essential fatty acids (think avocados and wild caught salmon)
– Avoid the low-fat food lure (high quality, good fat is way better for you)
– Eat more fiber (think chia seeds and flax seeds)
Food considered “sugar” that you must eliminate:
– Table sugar (white), brown sugar, organic cane sugar, raw sugar, and turbinado sugar
– Alcohol sugars, such as xylitol, sorbitol, erythritol, and maltitol (common in processed foods that state, “sugar free,” this is a trap!
– Coconut palm sugar
– Beet sugar
– Brown rice sugar
– Corn syrup
Natural “sugar” that you are allowed as an alternative and within a reasonable portion:
– Stevia (try to avoid ones that bind it with corn)
– Dates (not more than 2 at a time)
– Bananas (not more than half of a banana at a time)
– Apples (one small organic apple or half of a large one)
– Cinammon and other sweet spices
– Baobab fruit
– Yacon powder
– Maqui powder
Remember, this is a temporary cleanse that will correct your blood sugar and manage sugar cravings.