Sugar is an addictive substance just as heroin is. According to a study done at Princeton University, with the inclusion of other research bodies, this statement has been proven as a fact. However, food manufacturers put it in everything. On average, around 22 teaspoons of sugar daily are consumed by the average American and this is much more than what our body needs.
Also, it is important to mention that sugar causes enormous strain on our body and it intensifies weight gain, it increases cholesterol levels and the risk of some cancers and it also causes diabetes.
Below, we will present you with a 21 days’ sugar detox challenge which will help you get back your body on track and eliminate your sugar dependency.
Quitting sugar is hard!
Once you get addicted to sugar it is hard to get rid of the addiction, because sugar influences our brain in the same way as alcohol and drugs.
Every time we eat sugary foods, our body receives a certain amount of dopamine which makes us feel relaxed and good about ourselves.
This diet will increase your energy levels, reduce your sugar cravings and fatigue.
21-day sugar detox plan
The ultimate goal of this diet plan is to help you reduce your sugar intake, lose weight and improve your health. You will learn how to replace artificial with natural sugar and satisfy your body needs.
Breakfast: make an omelet with 2 eggs, some spinach and low-fat cheese. You can add 2 slices of toasted multi-grain bread.
Snack: a grapefruit.
Lunch: tuna salad with tomato, kale and lettuce.
Dinner: Boiled veggies with steamed fish
Breakfast: vegetable juice with 2 cucumbers, 1 sweet pepper and 3 carrots.
Snack: a ripe mango.
Lunch: avocado and steamed chicken meat.
Dinner: Green beans and boiled salmon.
Breakfast: an omelet combined with veggies like broccoli and garlic and a cup of black, unsweetened coffee.
Snack: 2 oranges.
Lunch: cucumbers and hummus.
Dinner: beans and veggies burrito
Breakfast: oats with some blueberries and almonds. Use unsweetened almond to soak the oats.
Snack: an apple with almond butter.
Lunch: vegetable salad.
Dinner: Steamed fish with some broccoli prepared with cayenne pepper.
Breakfast: boiled eggs salad with lettuce, broccoli and kale. You can enjoy it with a cup of green tea.
Snack: a cup of pineapple
Lunch: sliced cucumbers and salmon
Dinner: boiled potatoes and carrots with some pumpkin soup. Add spices to your taste.
Breakfast: 2 slices of multi grain toast bread, tuna and fresh orange juice.
Snack: a cup of berries.
Lunch: a cup of quinoa, broccoli and avocado.
Dinner: Baked chicken wraps with lettuce.
Breakfast: 3 boiled eggs, lettuce, broccoli and turmeric tea.
Snack: 2 oranges.
Lunch: brown rice and a medium size steak.
Dinner: Chicken soup boil with cayenne, scallions and garlic. Add in some Irish potatoes and wheat dumplings if you want a richer dinner.