Eating too much can be a real problem. After the insulin is done working, those cookies and sweets are out of your bloodstream and your blood sugar levels suddenly drop like a stone in the water. Now you are down and completely drained. That feeling is your enemy and has a name - it’s called the sugar crash.
Everyone wants to change for the better and most of the time it’s hard just to make the first step. And two things are crucial: change of a diet plan and intense physical activity. We know a shortcut for both!
Remember, your body needs some love, right now!
During a sugar detox, keep in mind that your body needs energy and hydration.
Sugary food alters your mood, suppresses the immune system and puts your hormones out of balance. Replace it with healthy alternatives
Firstly, let's focus on the recovery with easy ways for you to detox from sugar stuffed food.
Avoid the urge to subsist on water and carrot sticks. Hunger solves nothing, and you must detox the healthy way. Although some cleanse regimen keep the focus on fasting and calorie restriction, they don’t need to be the terror for your mind and body.
#1 Stop skipping breakfast
Swap sugar-rich food with low-sugar alternatives with protein and healthy fats. Try boiled eggs with sliced avocados. During a sugar detox, keep in mind that your body needs energy and hydration. Sugary food alters your mood, suppresses the immune system and puts your hormones out of balance. It is well known that sugar feeds disease-inducing bacteria inside the human body.
#2 Eat fish, raw nuts, and high fiber vegetables
They will help you to clean out your gut. Slow digesting foods (protein and healthy fats) will keep your sugar from going high again while making you feel fuller longer. One way to break the cycle of sugar dependency (besides eliminating sugar, of course), is to eat meals full of good protein and fat. Go with the nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, meat, fish, poultry, eggs.
#3 Drink water with lemon. No sugar!
Buy yourself a nice one-liter glass bottle and fill it with warm lemon water. Twice a day. Drink it.
Water is a powerful detoxifier and it helps kidneys and colon to remove waste from your body. Hydration means drinking water, and NOT drinking coffee, teas or energy drinks. Warm water won’t shock your body in the morning like ice-cold water would.
Nothing will get you back on track like a long walk on a mountain path that gets your heart pumping and fills your lungs with some fresh air.
Freshly squeezed lemon helps jump-start the digestion, and unlike other fruits, it doesn’t cause bloating. Warm water and lemon will help you to get some of those heavy, fatty foods out of your body. That being said, be advised that you shouldn’t drink water with meals because it dilutes stomach acid and leads to poor digestion.
#4 Prepare yourself mentally
The key to any decent detox is to be ready mentally. Prepare your food in advance and plan your meals at least a day in advance. Detox is not about deprivation. When you’re hungry, eat!
It’s easier if you focus on eating a 'rainbow of colors' food. No, not the Skittles. Colorful vegetables and fruits are a sure method to get as many of vitamins and minerals as possible.
Sugary food alters your mood, suppresses the immune system and puts your hormones out of balance.
Freshly squeezed lemon helps jump-start the digestion, and unlike other fruits, it doesn’t cause bloating
#5 Get enough sleep
Get back on track by planning for eight to ten hours of sleep all week long. Your REM cycle of deep sleep doesn’t go along with late nights, too much food, and alcohol. Determine a realistic time you’ll have to wake up and count back. And, no cheating - you know that it takes some time to fall asleep, so count that in too. To help you sleep, avoid checking social networks and watching TV right before bed.
## Bonus tip for slackers
If you don’t have the willpower to start on your own, consider trying some organized detox and wellness programs or simply start out by going on a hiking trip with your friends. Nothing will get you back on track like a long walk on a mountain path that gets your heart pumping and fills your lungs with some fresh air.
You can do it!