That extra fat that you gained is probably from excess sugar intake. Not that you did that on purpose – sugar is included in numerous foods and drinks without you realizing that it’s there.
When your body is overloaded with sugar, symptoms such as weakness, melancholy, cerebral pain, colds and sinus problems and sleepiness occur. Sugar can also cause diabetes, heart problems and increases the risk of breast cancer.
How are weight gain and sugar consumption related?
Our body uses the sugar we consume in order to boost the energy levels, but the unused part is stored as fat. Refined sugar is not like natural sugar – it gets to the intestines, where it increases the blood sugar levels, leading to obvious fat deposits in the waist, hips and thighs.
Say NO to sugar
Although it is an addiction, quitting sugar is possible. When trying to quit it, you can expect symptoms such as sadness, headache, fatigue and cravings, which are almost identical to the symptoms of drug withdrawal.
When you digest a meal, sugar cravings are next. When you’re going through this phase, your body sends signals to your brain that it is full, but needs a dessert. You must quit this habit and stop consuming added sugar. It may be difficult at first, but your health will improve over time. The following diet plan will relieve your sugar cravings:
A 3-day diet plan
Breakfast: 1 cup of oats with berries and almonds/seeds/or 3 eggs (scrambled or boiled);
Morning snack: 1 bowl of nuts;
Lunch: chicken breast with cooked butternut squash, carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, beans, and almonds;
Dinner: broiled fish with a bowl of green beans or salmon with fried broccoli and mushrooms
Breakfast: a cup of steel cut oats with berries and seeds or almonds/3 scrambled eggs with spinach;
Mid-morning snack: a small bowl of nuts;
Lunch: grilled zucchini along with yellow and red peppers and lemon, vinegar, and thyme dressing and a shredded red and green cabbage salad along with shredded carrots with olive oil, lemon, salt, and garnished with chopped parsley;
Dinner: steamed green vegetable with vegetable casserole and soap of beans/baked cod along with stir-fried bok choy and roasted Brussels sprouts and turnips.
Breakfast: 1 cup of steel oats along with seeds, berries and almonds/an omelet of 3 eggs with shrimps and sautéed kale, walnut, and radish salad;
Mid-morning snack: 1 small bowl of nuts;
Lunch: roasted chicken thighs with rosemary, lemon, and sage/chicken roasted in oven with onion, black olives, and thyme;
Dinner: mushrooms with garlic broth, onion, thyme, celery, carrots, and bay leaves/penne pasta (made with brown rice) along with mushrooms, tomato, and basil meat sauce.
Sugar detox drinks
Consume these detox drinks instead of the ones full of sugar:
Chop some grapefruit, strawberries and oranges, then add fresh rosemary, some mint and water and put everything in a jar. Consume a glass of the drink daily.
Herbal teas are great for detoxification. Drink 3 cups of day of a herbal tea of your choice, but remember – drink it unsweetened.
Drink only 1 cup of unsweetened black coffee a day.