Well, I really think that we all know that the main cause for excess weight is sugar, then the fats, and carbohydrates. Do you agree? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! And, unfortunately, sometimes we are not even aware how much sugar we’ve consumed throughout the day! The most common side-effects of consuming too much sugar: excessive weight, fatigue, mood swings, disorientation, insomnia.
Sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks are by far the biggest sources of added sugar in the average American’s diet. They account for more than one-third of the added sugar we consume as a nation. Other important sources include cookies, cakes, pastries, and similar treats; fruit drinks; ice cream, frozen yogurt and the like; candy; and ready-to-eat cereals. And, you should also know that the experts say that long-term intake of sugar increases the risk of serious illness, such as diabetes, cardiovascular, as well as breast cancer. When we consume sugar, the body uses it as an energy source.
Can I ask you a simple question – can you quit sugar? We were told that we should, but it is very hard to do. This is because when our taste buds detect sugar: fructose, sucrose, maltose, glucose, etc. on our tongue, the so called sweet signal is processed by our brain’s reward system — the same reward system activated by sex, drugs and alcohol. Sugar is one of the few foods that activates the brain’s reward system, and is one of the reasons we get hooked and find it so hard to give up. But, you shouldn’t be worried, because in this article we’re going to show you a 3-Day sugar detox plan, which will help you ditch the sugar! This diet plan is very simple – you just have to follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do:
Breakfast: 1 cup of oatmeal with seeds, almonds or berries or scrambled eggs (3 eggs)
Snack: 1 cup of walnuts
Lunch: boiled chicken breast and one serving of pumpkin seeds, almonds or lightly cooked beans
Dinner: mushroom and baked fish or salmon with broccoli and mushrooms