I know the thought of quitting sugar can be scary. But I promise, it’s not as daunting as it sounds.
In fact, my 5 Day Sugar Free Challenge is designed to gently ease you into a sugar-free life. By filling your diet up with delicious veggies, fats and proteins, we gradually help break your sugar addiction so you can get back to what your body truly needs to feel it’s best.
Ready to (gently) kickstart your sugar-free life? These three tips are so easy to incorporate that you won’t even know you’re detoxing.
1. Eat Real, Whole Food.
When you stop eating sugar you start eating real, whole foods just like our grandparents did. When you eliminate sugar, you’re eliminating processed food. Cutting out the crap from your diet gives you a total body reset.
Many packaged foods are full of hidden sugars. Simple changes like focusing on fresh produce, avoiding store-bought sauces and making your lunch can lead to big results.
2. Eat your fruit, don’t drink it.
Avoiding juiced fruits is a small but significant step towards quitting sugar for good.
Liquid sugar, even from an apparently healthy source, can overload your body's natural detoxification system. The liver stores excess fructose that it can’t break down in the form of triglycerides, which can lead to insulin resistance.
Drink water or green tea during the day. I usually recommend 60-80 ounces of water and 1-2 cups of green tea daily.
Eat 2-3 pieces of whole fruit for an easy way to reduce your daily sugar intake without even really trying.
4. Rethink breakfast.
Cereals may promise to get your day off to a healthy start, but many popular brands contain up way to much sugar. (Check the label)
Start your mornings with veggies (spinach, kale, mushrooms) with a side of protein like eggs and add some fat like a 1-2 tablespoons of walnuts or sliced avocado.
My Supercharged Avocado Toast totally hits the mark!
Supercharged Avocado Toast
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Cup White Navy Beans (cooked)
- ¼ Lemon (juiced)
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 4 slices Whole Grain, Organic Bread
- 1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
In a bowl, mash the avocado, white beans, lemon juice and sea salt together with a fork. Continue to mash until you get a guacamole-like consistency.
Divide the avocado bean mixture onto the toast. Sprinkle with hemp seeds and enjoy!
Hope you love it as much I do.
Yours in health,