By Go Fit Stay Fit
If sweet is sweet then what is sugar? Diabetes, cancer, dementia, depression, acne, infertility, heart disease. Doesn’t sound too sweet.
According to some researches, the average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar per year. The average American man weighs 195.5 pounds, the average American woman weighs 167lbs. In the 1960s the average American man weighed in at 167lbs and the average American woman at 141lbs.
The Big 10
It is very interesting that, more than 600 people tried out Mark Hyman M.D’s diet, and they lost 4000 pounds in 10 days. The question that everyone should ask themselves is, when was the last time you lost 7 pounds in less than two weeks? And how hard did you work? This diet promises no cravings, no bland foods or boring diet, no deprivation-simply rewire the way you think about food. The diet was created by Dr. Hyman to be full of sugar addiction-reversing foods that will reset your body and brain and let cut sugar from your diet and regain your life.
10-Day Detox Diet
Here are the top 10 big ideas for detoxing from sugar and refined carbs that will work for you in just 10 days.
Decide To Detox
An alcoholic cannot have “just one drink”, the same is for you. You just have to stop. Stop eating all forms of sugar, all flour products, and all artificial sweeteners because they slow metabolism, spike cravings and store fat. For 10 days you will avoid any foods that come in a box, package, or can that have a label. Instead stik to real, whole, fresh foods.
Don’t Drink Your Calories
Liquid sugar calories are worse than solid food with sugar or flour, according to Doctor Hyman. It is proven that, one can of soda a day increases a kid’s chance of being obese by 60 percent and a woman’s chance of type 2 diabetes by 80 percent.
Protein helps balance blood sugar and insulin levels by being a “carb-free” source of energy. Start the day with whole farm eggs or a protein shake. Use nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, chicken, or grass-fed meat for protein at every meal. Protein helps you stay fuller longer because it breaks down more slowly while delivering the energy we need. 4-6 ounces – about the size of your palm – is the average serving size.
Unlimited (Good) Carbs
You can eat all of veggies-just not the starchy ones like potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash or beets. But feel free you eat as many greens, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, asparagus, peppers, green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, and artichokes you like for 10 days.
Fight Sugar With Fat
Fat makes you feel and look full. It also balances blood sugar and is a necessary part of your cellular structure.
Prepare For Emergencies
A maze of fast food joints and vending machines will have anyone’s head spinning, especially when blood sugar levels are dropping. Dr. Hyman weighs in:
“You need an Emergency Life Pak. I have one with me all the time, filled with protein, good fats, and good snacks so I never have to make a bad choice. Here’s what’s in mine: Packets of Artisana nut butters and coconut butter, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, salmon jerky or turkey jerky, a can of wild salmon or sardines and unsweetened wild blueberries.”
Distress or De-Stress?
The stress hormone, cortisol, makes you feel hungry, and it causes belly fat storage, and can lead to type 2 diabetes, taking deep breaths activates the vagus nerve which shifts metabolism from fat storage to fat burning, and quickly moves you out of your stress state. Just follow Dr. Hyman’s Five Deep Breaths exercise:
“Simply take five slow deep breaths – in to the count of five, out to the count of five. Five times. That’s it. Do this before every meal. Watch what happens!”
The two hidden food sensitivities that most people have, are gluten and dairy. Most people crave these allergens. They may be tough to quit, even for just 10 days, but give it a shot and you’ll see you have renewed energy and relief from cravings.
College students were deprived of just 2 of the recommended 8 hours of sleep. This led to a rise in hunger hormones, a decrease in appetite-suppressing hormones and huge cravings for refined sugar and carbs. When you don’t sleep you look for energy, and reach for high-sugar products that give you a boost, and a crash. Sleep is the best way to ensure cravings are kept at bay.
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