Sugar The New Fat!
Truth be told, we can no long deny it, but Sugar has now become the new fat. For decades fat had gotten the bad wrap and was blamed for the obesity epidemic, heart disease and stroke.
Low-fat, high carb diets where being recommended for weight loss and were believed to help reduce the risk of heat disease and lower cholesterol.
It wasn’t until recent years that it was proven that this wasn’t the case, with obesity rates dramatically increasing, along with heart disease and diabetes and a new term began to emerge called Diabesity is a modern epidemic, which indicates the coexistence of both diabetes and obesity. Here’s what you need to know…
The risk of diabetes increases by 4.5% for every kilogram rise in bodyweight. It’s no wonder then the term diabesity! The biggest culprit in this epidemic is not fat, but you guessed it sugar and white flour and when we have too much of this white stuff it leads to addiction in which we end up craving more of it, much like a cocaine or heroine addiction.
Being addicted to sugar and flour is not an emotional eating disorder. It’s a biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel sugar and carb cravings — leading to uncontrolled overeating. So what can we do about it?
Sugar Detox is the first step that we need to take and believe me it isn’t easy, but it is possible. Basically, during a Sugar Detox you will follow a low carb diet for a week to 10 days. At a minimum you should avoid, all sugar (see an extensive list of hidden sugar found in many packaged foods by downloading my 5 day sugar free challenge), flour, white rice, fruit juice, any hydrogenated oils and refined vegetable oils, including corn and soybean oil which are GMO , anything that has food coloring, dyes, preservatives, chemicals, artificial sweeteners, as well as natural sweeteners including stevia powdered sweetener during your detox. However to get the best results you may want to also avoid all grains, beans, and dairy.
Make sure to drink plenty of water, herbal tea, lemon water, Eat whole foods, leafy greens, cauliflower, green beans, broccoli, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, zucchini squash, onion, garlic, mushrooms, fresh spices, berries, cherries (not dried), grapefruit, apple, limit these fruits to just one or two servings a day preferably in the morning before a workout or right after a 30 minute workout, If your not vegan you can include chicken, poultry, eggs, fish, grass-fed beef, cow ghee, extra virgin olive oil and extra virgin coconut oil.
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