Ever since the first study released in 2007 that asserted that sugar is more addictive than cocaine, many people have been concerned about their level of sugar consumption, and interested in how they can crack the sugar habit. Some people are interested in a general detox diet, that is, detoxification. The goal of detoxification is to rid the body of all impurities.
Other people are looking for a sugar detox to try to wean themselves off eating excess sugar in their diet, so they can curb their sweet tooth and control their food cravings.
There are a number of ways to do a sugar detox. Some people fast. They stop eating any sort of food for a certain period of time, anywhere from 24 hours to several days. They will often drink only pure bottled water and might perhaps allow themselves fresh juice or perhaps a twist of lemon or lime in their water.
Others eliminate all packaged foods from their diet and practice clean eating that is, eating only natural foods in their purest form. They cook themselves, or they don’t even cook it all. Some people adopt a raw diet in the belief that they will gain more nutritional value from foods by not cooking them.
The approach that works for many people as both a sugar detox and a weight loss method is a low-carb diet. There are many to choose from, such as Atkins, Paleo, South Beach, and ketogenic. However, since Atkins has been around the longest and has the most free resources, menu, and recipes and so on it tends to be the easiest of all the low carb diets to follow.
The initial stage of the Atkins diet helps you wean yourself off Sugar by drastically reducing carbohydrates from your diet. Studies have shown that Americans eats 300 grams of carbs a day. Induction makes you reduce it to 20.
A low carb diet is a good detox plan because sugar is not the only source of sugar in your diet. Table sugar is a simple carbohydrate. Brown rice, bread, pasta and so on are all complex carbohydrates. However, that means they break down into simple carbohydrates or sugar. Therefore, if you are going to cut out sugar from your diet you also really need to cut out carbohydrates.
Most people can’t stick fasting for more than a couple of days, but the Atkins diet is for life. It is one of the easiest ways to wean yourself off sugar, so give it a try and defeat that sweet tooth.