Detox from Sugar
Feel the difference...
Meet Summer Rayne Oakes, author of SugarDetoxMe, a new cookbook and guide that describes how the mind and body are affected when sugar is consumed and reveals ways to conquer sugar cravings. go back to bat several times before hitting a home run. But once you hit that home run, it will be all the sweeter—and without all the sugar!
There are several ways to quit eating sugar. Here are two approaches:
TO STOP SUGAR CRAVINGS, YOU NEED TO QUIT EATING SUGAR—NOT CUT BACK
It’s far easier to follow a program when restrictions are black and white. One little bit of sugar can actually set you off on a downward spiral, so it’s best to remove added sugars completely from your diet. There are ways to do this gradually. If you want to take that route, keep in mind that abstaining is not about “going on a diet.” An alcoholic doesn’t go to a support group to “go on a diet” from alcohol. Abstinence is about removing a harmful substance altogether (in this case, sugar) so that it will no longer hijack your brain chemistry. When you stop eating sugar, you will gain more energy, a clearer focus, and a healthier life. It will also teach you how to reprogram your taste buds and enjoy highly nutritious foods, ones that your body and mind truly need! A sugar detox plan is a lifestyle plan that will help you get closer to the source of your sugar cravings and open up new avenues for a healthier you. There are many programs that suggest varying lengths of time for reducing or removing sugar from your diet. Behavioral research, however, shows that the length of time to correct a bad habit varies dramatically from person to person. For most of us it will take time, perhaps several weeks, months, or even years, and you may need to
APPROACH 1: GRADUAL RELEASE
APPROACH 2: FULL RELEASE
The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from SugarDetoxMe © 2017 by Summer Rayne Oakes, Sterling Epicure.