Time for A Sugar Detox
While doing a sugar detox, the cravings are real. We all know that sugar has a toxic effect on your health, so it’s time to scale back, that way you can start feeling better immediately! One of the biggest problem with eating sugar is that when consumed, sugar actually triggers the pleasure receptors in your brain, making you feel good. Now, that’s not the issue; the issue arises once that pleasure goes away. Your brain starts the cycle over again and starts to crave it. Also, the more you eat it, the more you want it, and sugar is addicting. Many people today are actually addicted to it, and will notice how badly once they start a sugar detox.
Once you start the detox, you will notice discomfort for the first few days, which is your body craving and wanting sugar. If you can get passed the first four days or so, you will be golden. Around Day 5, you will be over the hump, and free of your intense sugar cravings. Although it is difficult for people to let go of such a sweet treat, it really is good for your health and can really, really help with weight loss.
Another great thing about the detox is putting yourself in control. What that means is you will understand the cravings and necessity to turn down large amounts of sugar once you do start to eat/drink it in moderation again. You can have some cake or cookies after the detox, as long as you control the cravings the next day, and your body will be craving it. One last thing, what is the worst that can happen? You decide that large amounts of sugar is something that you absolutely NEED in your life every single day (p.s. you don’t). Then go back to your normal habits, but at the very least, give a sugar detox a try and see for yourself how sugar has been controlling you. It would be even better to try with a significant other or even the whole family. Being a team during tough times can really help each other out.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed. As always, leave your thoughts in the Comment section below. I love hearing about peoples experiences, and would really adore hearing how your detox turns out!
Kim Shapira MS, RD