One of the most addictive substances in the world is, get this, something you use on a daily basis: sugar. We crave it and the food industry exploits this. If we look at the statistics, the average person downs around ten tablespoons a day. That’s much more than needed. In fact, lots of sugar is bad for us. It overloads our system and it impacts weight gain, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol and even cancer. Alarming stuff, isn’t it? Well, we’ve got a diet plan that’ll help wean you off sugar.
First off, our bodies do need sugar. It’s our main source of energy. However, processed sugar, the white stuff you put in your coffee is definitely not good for your body. You’ll find the good type of sugar in fruit and vegetables, and even then you should consider moderation.
What’s the big deal? Why can’t we just drop it? Well, whenever you eat sugar(type candy bars, won’t name any) your brain releases the happiness hormone making you feel happy and relaxed. Some of the addiction research conducted on rats saw more of an addictive property in sugar than drugs such as cocaine. Imagine that, sugar is more addictive than cocaine.
The idea behind this diet is a healthier way of life and you’ll lose weight too. If you’re really into losing weight, you’re looking at the right diet plan. Ideally, you’ll completely drop processed sugar and instead supplement with the natural stuff. It’s a flexible menu because you’ll mostly have to stay away from bad food, but if it’s not sugary it should be fine.
- Fix yourself up an omelette with low fat cheese for breakfast
- For lunch open a can of sardines accompained by cut up tomatoes and garlic.
- Last but not least, salmon for dinner. You can either roast or pan fry it. Your side-dish can be a vegetable salad: cucumbers, tomatoes and, or, garlic.
- A vegetable smoothie(carrots, cucumbers) maybe half an hour after waking up. It’s gonna take you the least ammount of time with a blender, but if you haven’t got one you can mash the fruit into a smoothie.
- Steamed chicken for lunch. It should take you around 40 minutes to get it done. Make yourself a tomato salad to add variety.
- Roast salmon for dinner.
- To start off breakfast, make yourself an egg salad. Boil the eggs, then after that you’ve got lots of options. Lettuce for example is a great option. Cut the boiled eggs up, dump them in a bowl, add some lettuce with apple cider vinegar and vegetable oil.
- For lunch, fix yourself up a vegetable salad. Carrots and cucumbers cut up in a mix
- Have a vegetable soup four dinner.
- Fix yourself up an omelette for breakfast. Cut up some onion rings and add them to the mix.
- Vegetable salad for lunch.
- Herring fillet for dinner, fresh or packaged.
- Oatmeal and dried fruit for breakfast.
- Tomato and cucumber diced up into a salad for lunch.
- Chicken soup for dinner, packaged.
- A couple of pieces of dark bread with sardines or tuna.
- Steamed vegetables for lunch. Kale and broccoli, essentially anything green.
- Vegetable burrito for dinner. You can find the wrap in any supermarket.
- Golden mix(sweet corn) for breakfast.
- Vegetable oil sardines with a lettuce salad for lunch.
- Vegetable soup for dinner, pre-packaged or if you want to you can have it done the old fashioned way. Cut your own vegetables up and make a soup.
What to be wary of:
- Stay determined because your resolve is going to be tested
- Stay away from alcohol and cigarettes if you can
- Avoid caffeine and sweets. If you really have to grab a cup of coffee, go with decaf.
- Cook food in the comfort of your own food. Enjoy the process.
Go for it!
Removing processed sugar from your diet will help you lose weight and ultimately make you feel better. The most important thing is to enjoy the process, have fun making your own food and maybe find someone to do this challenge with. together Go ahead. Start now.