Doing a sugar detox is especially important:
• If you ever feel controlled by cravings for sweets and carbs – or you just can’t say no
• If you become irritable or have mood swings based on blood sugar
• If you feel you need sweets or carbs for a boost of energy during the day
• If you just can’t stop once, you start eating sweets
Did you answer “yes” to any of these questions? If so, your health would greatly benefit from a firm commitment to completely QUIT sugar for at least three to four weeks.
When I say sugar, of course I mean processed foods containing sugar like candy and soda. But I’m also talking about natural forms of sugar – honey and maple syrup – as well as starches that are rapidly converted into sugar.
And while many “sugar detox” programs still allow some level of carbohydrate and even fruit as part of their detox program, this strategy typically isn’t sufficient to fully elicit the important metabolic and hormonal changes that can help you break your sugar addiction including:
• Resetting your metabolism from a “sugar burner” to a “fat burner”
• Eliminating wild fluctuations in mood and energy levels
• Resetting appetite and reducing leptin resistance
• Resetting your taste buds so you no longer require sweet foods to feel satisfied.
In fact, most people find they achieve the biggest benefit and quickest results by focusing their consumption solely on grass-fed meats, pastured poultry and eggs, wild fish, bone broth and stock, healthy fats (lard, tallow, grass-fed butter, duck fat, coconut oil) and non-starchy vegetables.
Here’s what your sample sugar detox daily menu might look like:
Breakfast: Pastured eggs with grass-fed butter or coconut oil, pastured pork sausage and avocado