Here are 5 reasons!
1) lose weight
2) energy gain
3) mental clarity
4) improved complexion
5) improved digestion
If I eat (too much) sugar my energy levels fluctuate, I feel foggy and I wake up with a sugar hangover; I find it hard to wake up and don’t feel like starting the day. Sounds familiar?
When I say sugar free I mean no “added” sugar. You already know that you can find that type of sugar in sodas, cookies, desserts etc. But how about the added sugar in the not-so-obvious foods like; flavored yogurts, salad dressings, bread, peanut butter and cereals. Added sugar is everywhere, used in approximately 75 percent of packaged foods purchased in the United States!
How much sugar are you consuming daily? You might be unaware of the sugar content of the products you eat. Let’s start by reading food labels; go through your fridge and pantry and be a “sugar detective”. Look for “sugar in disguise”; corn syrup, evaporated cane sugar/juice, liquid fructose, malt syrup (see picture above)
You might notice some sort of a withdrawal period next week. It might just be a few days but it can also take a few weeks. You might experience anger, anxiety, cravings, fatique, headaches, mood swings. Kind of crazy right? Research has shown that sugar is highly addictive.
Artificial sweeteners are also banned in the sugar free week. It’s all about naturally occurring sugars found in fruits, milk and plant foods.
I love sweets and always have some of these healthy sweets handy:
– dates/ raisins/ dried prunes
– mango/ pineapple/ grapes
And if you really need something more comforting, make yourself a cup of yummy chai or rooibos tea (or your favorite) and add some raw honey + unsweetened rice milk.
Prepare yourself well. Get lost of fresh produce and “whole” foods and hide the sugary food products you have at home.
Last but not least; your sweet cravings will be less when you drink daily a cap of apple cider vinegar (raw &unfiltered) dilluted in water.
What do you say? Let’s do this!