To begin with – Sugar is addictive. We often blame people for being addicted to substances like tobacco, drugs and other substances, but we forget to see on ourselves. Can you leave Sweets away for just one day? Give it a try – just one day – without coffee, without soda, with cakes, sweets, and chocolates, not even any kind of sweets. You will how tough it is. Then you will know how addictive sugar is and how much you crave for it.
Recently a scary picture came up based on the studies of a brain scan of people that sugar is as addictive as cocaine. And we it comes to get rid of this addiction it becomes difficult as sugar is present in almost everything that we consume in our daily life. This makes it tough for eating healthy and taking up on a healthy diet.
Today, we are going to tell you, how to start a sugar-free diet to lose weight. The guide emphasis on simple steps, to give up on eating it.
3 Steps to go Sugar-free
When you crave sugar, you are not actually looking to eat something sweet. Your body is actually craving for more energy. So, in order to maintain good energy level in the body make sure you keep your body hydrated, have a quality sleep and maintain low-stress level. Just follow the steps below:
1. Stop Munching on Snacks
Almost each snacking food item contains sugar in it. So just skip on the snacks. Eat 3 full meals during the day. Have lean protein, green vegetables, whole grains in your meal to reduce the sugar intake. Go for brown rice, broccoli, salad, organic chicken, fish, sprouts, and peas in your meal.
2. Say No to Processed Foods
Well over 70% of processed foods have sugars in them. Simply avoid packaged foods whether it comes in a can, box or tin. consume fresh vegetables and fruits. Fruits do have natural and easy to digest glucose in them, this will take care of your sweet cravings.
3. Avoid Sweets for A Week
Yes, it is a bit harsh cold turkey approach but it works miraculously. You might feel it difficult for starting 2-3 days but then you will come to easy with sugar. The craving will come down and you will perfectly survive without sweets for 7-10 days.
So, these are simple steps you can take to quit the addiction. Be sure that sweet addiction is a big issue and unfortunately, a lot of people are unaware of it.
-Dr. Christina Mars, HealthcareMagic – Ask a Doctor