We think that carbohydrates and fats are the only culprits for gaining pounds but we are wrong. The sugar we consume every day is also responsible.
If you consume sugar moderately then you are not at risk but the problem is that an average person usually consumes a great quantity of sugar and not being aware of it.
There are numerous foods and beverages that are rich in artificial sugars like pouch juices, sodas, cereals, yogurts, salad dressings and candies.
Some foods contain natural sugars as freshly squeezed fruit juice, mangos, bananas and honey.
When you consume large amounts of sugar, your body cannot have proper nutritional intake.
Sugar overdose can even cause hyperactivity and fatigue (when the sugar reserves are spent), depression, mental disorientation, colds or sinus problems, yeast infection and sleeping disorder.
Chronic sugar overload can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, and accelerate cancer development especially breast cancer.
Sugar Consumption & Weight Gain
If you consume too much sugar, your body will use some of it to convert it into energy and the rest will be stored as a fat.
Artificial sugar differs from natural sugar. It ends up in the intestine and increases the blood sugar level and converts into fat.
The fat is usually accumulated around your waist, thighs and hips.
Skip Moderation, Quit Completely
If you want to get rid of sugar addiction then you must stop consuming sugar completely. But you must be aware that you will probably have symptoms as any other addict: headaches, fatigue, cravings and sadness.
When you are sugar addict you will experience these symptoms after the meal is digested. You will feel cravings and you will feel as you are hungry again. Then usually a sugar addict will reach for something sweet.
As long as you consume sweets whenever you feel hungry the headaches, the sadness and nausea will go away and you will instantly feel better.
But you must be persistent and do not consume sugar whenever you feel the cravings to break this endless cycle. Try to reduce sugar intake gradually. Try avoiding one by one sugar product at a time.
- Breakfast: 3 eggs (scrambled or boiled) or 1 cup of oats with berries and almonds/seeds/;
- Morning snack: 1 bowl of nuts;
- Lunch: chicken breast with carrots, cooked butternut squash, almonds, beets, beans, parsnips, and turnips;
- Dinner: salmon with fried broccoli and mushrooms or broiled fish with a bowl of green beans;
- Don’t forget to drink a lot of water every every day (65 to 100 oz / 2 to 3 liters daily).
- Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs with spinach or a cup of steel cut oats with berries and seeds or almonds;
- Mid-morning snack: a small bowl of nuts;
- Lunch: a shredded red and green cabbage salad along with shredded carrots with olive oil, salt, lemon and garnished with chopped parsley or grilled zucchini along with red and yellow peppers and vinegar, thyme dressing and lemon;
- Dinner: baked cod along with roasted Brussels sprouts and stir-fried bok choy and turnips or steamed green vegetable with soap of beans and vegetable casserole.
- Don’t forget to drink 65 to 100 oz / 2 to 3 liters water daily.
- Breakfast: an omelet of 3 eggs with shrimps and walnut, sautéed kale, and radish salad or 1 cup of steel oats along with almonds, berries, and seeds;
- Mid-morning snack: 1 small bowl of nuts;
- Lunch: chicken roasted in oven with black olives, thyme, and onion or roasted chicken thighs with sage, rosemary, and lemon
- Dinner: penne pasta (made with brown rice) along with tomato, mushrooms, and basil or meat sauce mushrooms with garlic broth, celery, onion, carrots, thyme, and bay leaves.
Furthermore, the following detox drinks will perfectly replace the sugary ones and will boost your metabolism:
Black coffee, but no more than a cup daily, without sugar.
Unsweetened tea: green or herbal tea 3 times daily.
In a jar of water, you should add chopped oranges,
grapefruits, strawberries or berries, as well as fresh mint or rosemary. Drink this detox drink on a daily basis.
Don’t forget to drink 65 to 100 oz / 2 to 3 liters water (or detox water) daily.