Let me start by saying that there are no “bad” foods, so this isn’t going to be an article that bashes sugar. That being said, getting too much sugar in your diet on a regular basis is harmful to your health. In fact, an article published by Harvard Health Publications points to a study which discovered that people who consume one-quarter of their daily calories in sugar have a 2x higher risk of dying from heart disease—even if they are not overweight! That’s not good!
Now, realistically, it is hard to even think about giving up sugar forever, let alone do it, no matter how bad it is for you because it is in a lot of processed foods that also contain nutrient-deficient carbs. So, doing a sugar detox is a great way to reset your body, allowing you to move forward with your sugar consumption in moderation, taking care of your health while pleasing your taste buds at the same time. Not only will you be potentially extending your life by doing this, but you’ll also gain these ten super-compelling benefits as well:
You’ll Lose Weight. Most foods that are high in sugar are also high in calories. Therefore, cutting them out for a short period and then returning to them in lower amounts can help you lose some excess weight.
You’ll Have Fewer Cravings. Sugar is one of those things that once you have it, you want more of it. Therefore, breaking your sugar habit also means that you’re stepping off the craving/binge roller coaster. (As a side note, amino acids can help reduce cravings too, so if you are interested in learning more about this, please contact me to discuss this further.)
You’ll Gain Energy. Although sugar initially raises your blood sugar, giving you that energy spike that makes you feel like you can do anything, the final effect is a lowering of your blood sugar, which can leave you lethargic and less than lively. A sugar detox will make you feel more energetic, allowing you to get more done in less time.
Your Digestive Woes Will Ease. If you have a lot of digestive issues, such as gas and bloating, your sugar consumption may be to blame as it could be inflaming your system. By doing a sugar detox and then reintroducing it slowly and in smaller amounts, you may find that a lot of these types of symptoms lessen if not disappear completely
You’ll Sleep Better. Would you give anything to engage in a night of restful, peaceful sleep? Most people don’t realize the effect that sugar has on their sleep, but it does. In fact, some find that consuming sugar within a few hours of bedtime causes them to wake up in the middle of the night, sweating or having crazy dreams.
You’ll Be More Focused. Being a highly professional woman, you understand the need for focus. Well, doing a sugar detox can help improve your ability to concentrate, allowing you to reach even higher levels in your career than you’ve attained thus far.
Your Mood Will Improve. Sure, eating or drinking something with sugar in it may make you feel instantly happy, but that soon fades when your blood sugar drops and cravings set in. Getting sugar out of your system helps balance your mood, letting you be the pleasant person that you strive to be.
Your Skin will Clear Up. Because sugar is inflammatory, it can definitely affect your skin. So, if you find that you’re prone to blemishes or acne, cutting this one substance out of your diet (at least temporarily) may be what you need to start loving the reflection you see in the mirror.
You’ll Have a Stronger Immune System. People who eat a lot of sugar on a regular basis also seem to have more colds and catch whatever bug is going around. The reason goes back to the inflammation that sugar causes in your system, making it a perfect environment for bacteria and viruses to take hold. Not to mention, you also raise your risk of certain diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease when you eat a lot of it.
Your Hormones Will Be More Balanced. One key to keeping your hormones balanced is keeping your blood sugar balanced, something that is difficult to do if you eat a lot of sugar. Detoxing and reintroducing smaller amounts of sugar can help you feel more balanced, providing benefits such as less painful periods and becoming more interested in sex.
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