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How To Completely Detox Your Body From Sugar In Only 7 Days

Sugar is present in almost everything that is packaged or processed. Not only subtly and incredibly addictive, it is terrible for the body. It's a leading cause of diabetes, obesity, heart issues, and liver issues.

Don't underestimate the significance of this seven day task, studies have found sugar to be as addictive as heroin!

At the end of your trial, you will feel better, have renewed energy, better stamina, superb focus and a healthier weight.

Below we have some tips and tricks to help you along. Do you have belly fat? Are you just plain overweight? Do you often crave sugar and carbs? Do you not lose weight on low fat diets?

Even worse, have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? If you answered yes to any of this, it's time to kick the sugar and detox. How do you do it?

1. Decide to detox.

You can do that in a second right now. Just made the decision. Say, "It's time to ditch the sugar and begin a healthier life." There we go. Step one is done.

Write a list of the reasons you are quitting. Copy it on to different pieces of paper.

Put copies of it on the fridge, in the bathroom by your mirror, at you're desk or locker at work and in your car by the dashboard. Be sure to let people know what your doing. You will want the support, trust me.

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2. Just stop eating sugar.

Cold turkey is the best way to do this. Don't worry, you're not white knuckling it, or free falling in anyway.

You are making a dramatic life change, with positive intentions and the support of people you care about.

THIS IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT. Remember the reasons you are doing this and think about how great you will feel after word.

It's a lot easier said than done. Now you simply go cold turkey off sugar. No more artificial sweeteners either.

They increase your sugar cravings and lead to fat storage. While you're at it, get rid of all food that includes hydrogenated fats or trans fats. MSG too.

3. Drink water, coffee, and tea.

In other words, don't drink your calories. Stay away from juices, especially from concentrate. Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables is fine but in very moderate amounts. Definitely don't drink soda or sports drinks.

4. Add some protein!

EVERY MEAL SHOULD HAVE PROTEIN! No exception!

Especially breakfast, this will balance your blood sugar, insulin and cut cravings. Be sure to eat something in the first hour of waking up.

Power up with some protein throughout your day, but especially at breakfast. It'll help balance your blood sugar, insulin, and cut your cravings for sugary foods.

5. Eat the right carbs.

Scratch the starchy options like bread, potatoes, noodles, beets and winter squash. You will be eating a lot of vegetables during this time, but you can eat as much as you like.

Green veggies like anything in broccoli family, asparagus, green beans, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, fennel, eggplant, artichokes, and peppers, are just a few of the best options. Remember it's just for seven days!

They say to stay away from carbs on low sugar diets, but there is one type of carb you can eat as much of as you like: vegetables.

BUT stay away from starchy vegetables. No potatoes, squash, or beets. But just for 7 days. After a week, go ahead and start again.

6. Eat some fat.

Fat doesn't make you fat. Kind of misleading, huh? Sugar does that. Fat helps you feel full and balance your blood sugar. It's needed to power up your cells and give you tons of energy.

Fats have gotten a bad rap. they are a necessary part of any diet and don't actually make you fat, that's sugar.

Fats will help in this process as they help you feel full and will help you fight cravings.

Fats from nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive oil, coconut butter, avocados and fish will help you refuel your cellular health. Make sure to eat some fats with every meal.

7. Be prepared for the worst.

Blood sugar emergencies are real. Set up an emergency sugar-craving-destroying pack. Keep turkey jerky, a can of wild salmon, some blueberries, and almond butter handy.

Your blood sugar will flux intensely over this time period.

At any time in these seven days, you blood sugar could drop, so don't drop your guard at anytime. Be prepared for dramatic mood swings as well.

Keep your reasons in mind, and snacks handy. You will want fats and proteins in your emergency pack, nuts and jerky would be a good start.

8. Be Wary Of Drinking Your Calories

Drinking sugar is not only really easy to do, but it is worse for you than eating it. It absorbs into the body way easier. It's like mainlining sugar directly to your liver and fat deposits.

Gatorade, soda, tea, even Odwalla and other 'health juices' have a fair amount of sugar. To be honest, you will have to avoid most things in a bottle for these seven days.

9. Keep your stress in check.

Don't stress yourself out. Get some exercise, take some deep breaths, do some yoga - don't let stress make you turn to sugary foods.

10. Get plenty of sleep.

Less sleep will make you want to jolt your system with carbs and sugar.

One study showed that students who slept only 6 hours instead of 8 had an increase in hunger hormones and a decrease in appetite-suppressing hormones.

As with any detoxification process, rest is crucial. Your body is not only purging sugar and its toxic by products, but healing from the effects and process.

This means your body will be working overtime during the seven day period. Make sure to get as much rest as you can. Also if you don't get enough rest it can trigger cravings, making the process even harder.

You will have energy fluctuations and mood swings as well. be sure to take extra time to destress and relax from the day's trials. Take it easy during this time, your body is working harder than you realize.

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