It might be the best thing you ever do for your health!
Ditching sugar might seem like an impossible feat. After a day or two without added sweetness, you might feel irritable, deprived, and on the verge of tearing your hair out! Why is it so difficult to abandon sugar? Its permeating nature makes it almost impossible to avoid. From tomato sauces to breads, it seems like sugar is added to everything these days.
Like a drug, the substance has intense addictive power. Breaking a sugar habit might cause withdrawal symptoms like headaches, weakness, and irritability. These symptoms pass within a few days, and the pros to cutting sugar from your diet dramatically outweigh the cons.
Added sugar, especially in processed foods, is a hidden source of weight gain. The molecule is comprised of glucose and fructose. Although the body produces glucose naturally and glucose serves as an integral part of your metabolism, your system doesn’t produce fructose, and this particular molecule is omnipresent in added sugars. Metabolized by the liver, fructose converts to fat and is then secreted by the blood. It causes insulin resistance, blood sugar fluctuations, and triggers extreme cravings – all of which can pack on the pounds!
Added sugar is also responsible for energy-deprivation and afternoon slumps – issues a cup of coffee can’t cure for long. It’s time to take control of your health, energy levels, and lifestyle! SkinnyMs. has created a 5-day sugar-free meal plan that’ll hook you up with scrumptious (and satisfying!) meals while helping you break a sugar habit. Granted, when we say “sugar-free” we really mean no added sugar. Sugar occurs naturally in almost every food, including veggies, dairy foods, and grains.
After cutting sugar out for some time, you’ll have more energy, feel less irritable, and might even shed a few pounds. Wave goodbye to that hankering sweet tooth! A diet free of added sugar will suppress those sugar cravings you couldn’t seem to ward off before.
Breakfast: Crustless Vegetable Quiche
Lunch: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Summer Vegetables
Snack: Goat Cheese Pesto Spread
Dinner: Slow Cooker Eggplant, Potato, and Mushroom Curry
Dessert: Skinny Berry Parfait
For more handy tips and tricks, check out 8 Steps to Beat a Sugar Addiction and ward off those pesky cravings for good!
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