This article is going to be about how you can go an a sugar detox , and less the horrible cravings and keep them away. If you have ever tried to take sugar out of your diet, then you know all about the withdrawal's associated with it. The drastic failure rate of sugar detoxes these days is due to the sugar eating habits that people have developed over the years. So how do you get sugar out of your diet and succeed at it, here's your guide:
Step 1: Get Sugar Out Of Your Home, Car, And Work
The biggest cause of failure when people try to go on a sugar detox, is from grabbing one of their usual snacks. One big source of sugar that causes many people to fail their detox attempts, is forgetting they put sugar in their coffee. Many people get way too much sugar just from their coffee, or in some cases tea. So you need to make sure your awareness of everything you put sugar into, then you need to take all of the sugar out of your home, car, and work.
Step 2: Do not Go Crazy, Use A Substitute
Eliminating all of the sugar from your diet is a sure-fire way to go crazy. You'll literally be pulling your hair out in frustration and could be having symptoms of sickness. Why will taking sugar out of your diet do all of this? Because most people are actually addicted to sugar! That's right, its an addiction just as real as drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes and you can have the same symptoms of withdrawal from taking sugar out of your diet. One way to counteract this need for sugar when detoxing, is to replace it with a healthy substitute such as fruits. Good substitutes that really seem to counteract the need to sugar are blueberries, cherries, banana's, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, oranges, apples, raspberries, and tangerines.
Step 3: Identify the "Usual" Culprits
You have to figure out what your usual sources of sugar are, and make a commitment to yourself to eliminate those from your diet. For me it was cookies, I just love cookies. It admittedly took me a long time to get rid of cookies in my diet, and I could not eliminate them all at once even with the help of substitutes. I thought about how many cookies I eat each day, (I was like the cookie monster BTW) and decided to less that number by 1 every day if possible. The number in my case was actually around 1 pack or 20 cookies. After 20 days, I was cookie free and using the substitutes to cur the cravings.
Step 4: Take A Day Off
I'm a firm believer that everyone needs a day off. A day off from working, a day of from intense thinking, and a day off from a healthy diet. Take a day off and eat anything you want. That's right, just go crazy and eat as much as you want of anything that you want. Your diet that you follow the rest of the week, will actually make your body like healthier things more so you will not need as much unhealthy cheating food on Sunday (or whatever your cheat day is). This cheat day will give you something to look forward to and a reason to stick to your diet.
Follow these steps, and a successful sugar detox will have you on a healthier diet in no time!