Sugar is incredibly addictive. Recent research has determined that sugar is actually as addictive as heroin to the human brain, not to mention the fact that added sugars are very harmful to our health. When you look at diabetes and obesity rates for, you see very quickly our sugar problem has gone out of control. Thankfully, this knowledge is spreading and people are getting off of sugar. Only, it’s a bit harder than you might think. Here’s how you can make that process easier.
1. Make a decision to detox
In my book, there are three simple quizzes to help you learn if you need to detox. If you answer, “yes” to any of these questions, a sugar detox is your ticket to feeling great quickly and losing weight painlessly.
The first is the diabesity quiz.
Do you have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes? (90 percent of Americans have not been diagnosed.)
Do you have belly fat?
Are you overweight?
Do you crave sugar and carbs?
Do you have trouble losing weight on low-fat diets?
Do you have high triglycerides, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, or been told your blood sugar is “a little high?”
The second is a food addiction quiz.