Day 3 of Vitality Reset 2019: Buh-Bye Sugar
So I would wager that today’s Reset may be one of the very hardest for many of you to do. Why? Because sugar is an addiction (to the tune of 8x as addictive as cocaine) and we are surrounded by a carb-heavy, sugar-friendly marketing machine that wants to keep pushing our addiction on us. No joke!
On the flip side, if you can kick your sugar addiction to the curb, you likely will experience better health than you may have ever known. We’re talking from our everyday big bodily functions like breathing, sleeping, digesting, detoxing all the way down to the level of our cells.
For women especially, we need to ditch the sugar because of it’s profound effects on our hormone systems. We want beautifully flowing hormones that are balanced and effective not PMS, hot flashes, menstrual migraines, low libido, heart disease, cancer and more. 🏋️♀️Actions Steps:
➡️Take the next 16 days and cut all processed and natural sugars (like agave and honey) out of your diet. That includes alcohol too! Certainly eliminate all synthetic (read cancer-causing) sugars such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose. A bit of stevia is okay in my book, FYI. ➡️Cut back on fruit consumption. We eat WAY too much fruit in my opinion. Think of fruit as a dessert food in terms of quantity and make sure you’re eating seasonally whenever possible. Our bodies see the sugar in most fruit similarly to good ol’ table sugar (slight differences thanks to fruit’s fiber content). ➡️Be a “Sugar Detective”: Actively investigate the sugar content of the foods you eat and not just the foods in packages. For instance, tropical fruits are more sugar-rich in general. Keep these to a minimum. ➡️Battle sugar cravings during this sugar Reset by eating more healthy fats (think nuts, avocado, olive and coconut oil, fatty fish) and protein at every meal and snack. You can also eat unlimited non-starchy veggies. Go crazy! A square of dark chocolate also really helps curb the cravings. Yum. ➡️Don’t drink your sugar. Watch out for sugar content of milk alternatives – aim for unsweetened varieties.