Ridding Your Body of Sugar: Staying Healthy and Happy
There are a lot of negative connotations associated with the word “fat”, particularly when it comes to food. However, it seems now that sugar is actually the component that you should be most worried about, as it is related to both weight gain and general unhealthiness.
In fact, sugar is linked to the growing obesity issue in our country. It also has ties to some of the worst diseases that one could have, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and depression. Sugar has also been mentioned in conjunction with things like infertility and acne.
Americans eat a lot of sugar, to the tune of more than 150 pounds per year. That equates to about 22 teaspoons of sugar each day for everybody in the United States. Kids eat even more sugar, as their intake totals approximately 34 teaspoons. As a result, almost 25 percent of all teenagers are either diabetic or considered to be pre-diabetic.
Flour intake is also a problem. Nearly 150 pounds of flour is eaten every year. Therefore, the average person in the United States eats about one pound of both flour and sugar each and every day. Flour has a huge impact on your blood sugar, even if you opt for the healthier whole-wheat version.
Can You Be Addicted to Food?
Quite simply, yes, you can be addicted to food. Studies indicate that sugar is significantly more addictive than drugs like cocaine. An attachment to food is not just about emotions. It has its root in biology, caused by both neurotransmitters and hormones that lead the body to want both carbohydrates and sugar. It happens often, as is evidenced by the fact that approximately 70 percent of people in the United States are overweight. Harvard completed a study where they found that milkshakes high in sugar caused an increase in insulin and blood sugar. They lead to sugar cravings and actually altered the brain itself. The area of the brain associated with addiction was targeted much in the same way as if the individual had consumed cocaine or another drug!
The Importance of a Sugar Detoxification
It is important to stop abusing sugar and get back on the path to good health. In less than two weeks, you can detox yourself from sugar, but it will take more than just willpower. Science has to come into play.
My detox diet is a ten day solution to the problems associated with sugar. I asked over 600 people to go on the diet recently, and the results were astounding. In just ten days, they lost a combined 4,000+ pounds. They had no trouble doing so, either, because they were eating foods that helped them reverse their addictions, so that their brains and bodies were healthier. They did not crave sugar. They did not have to eat uninspiring foods. And, best of all, they did not have to deprive themselves. When the diet was over, they felt so much better and they were all on a path to healthier eating in the future.
After that initial group went on The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, 30 more people went through the program. The earlier results were no fluke, as this next group also did very well.