Sugar Detox – Step #2

Begin your sugar cleansing detox by avoiding adding sugar to your drinks and meals, and curb obviously sweet foods like candy bars, pastries, and sodas. Start reading labels on the items in your refrigerator and pantry. Many foods like sauces, condiments, soups, and of course sodas have added sugar. It may masquerade under a different name, but rest assured that any ingredient that ends in ‘-ose’ probably means sugar. This process will likely be quite daunting; as most packaged, canned, and otherwise processed and preserved foods have added sugar.

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Sugar increases fat and makes you tired, raised blood insulin levels causes weight gain and insulin promotes the storage of fat; so, when you eat foods high in sugar, you increase fat storage resulting in rapid weight gain. Eating fat doesn’t make you fat, sugar does. Eating too much sugar and carbs is the reason that most people are tired all the time as well. Not to mention that sugar zaps the collagen in your skin, and dulls your complexion.

Removing sugar from your diet is the fastest way to lose fat and increase your energy. When your blood sugar is out of balance it causes depression, causes you to store sugar as fat instead of using it for energy, causing you to have highs and lows in your energy, and leading to diabetes. Plus reducing sugar and carbs, eating correctly and taking the right supplements can help you trim, increase energy and restore the collagen, luster and beauty to your skin.

If you have been used to eating high sugar foods, it will take time to get use to the less sweet taste. For some people high carbohydrate foods can have the same lifting effect as alcohol and cocaine. Sugar and starch addicts say they feel energized, relaxed or comforted. In fact alcohol is a chemical cousin to sugar. It upsets blood sugar too so avoid it when doing a sugar cleansing detox.

While doing a sugar detox program, do not replace your white refined sugar with artificial sweeteners – this constitutes merely switching one excess for another. Instead, curb your intake of drinks that must be sweetened and drink plenty of filtered water, or try unsweetened green tea. If you have been drowning yourself in sodas and sugar-loaded lattes, this might take getting used to, but you will notice that you will experience a much wider range of tastes once you cut back on sugar (which all basically tastes the same).

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