I am about 4 days in with my sugar detox. so far so good! You may ask yourself what is that? It is simple, you stop eating everything that has processed sugar in it. Mainly it’s sweets, chocolates, cakes, ice cream, pre made foods – frozen pizzas, fast foods, lasagnas, soups, ketchups..etc,
The last couple of weeks I have been eating lots of sugary stuff (processed sugar & food) like cakes, chocolates, fast food and those kinds of food. They all contain so much sugar, even things like frozen pizza, lasagna etc..
Going to the gym almost every day needs to be balanced with a good healthy diet! ; )
So, since a lean body ist about 80% made in the kitchen it is necessary for me/everyone to eat properly!
I love healthy/raw foods so it’s not that big of a deal for me to do so. I have to say I’ve had a good “diet” pretty much my whole life, my mother used to always cook fresh & with lots of veggies so I did the same when I moved out. It’s just that sometimes I get caught up with eating sweets a little bit too much. hehe Most of it is chocolate and cakes.
The first two days were a bit harder for me but after, it turned into a habit and I found myself craving less and less sugary foods. Of course it’s different for everyone, some will need more time for that. It always depends on how much sugar you’ve eaten before and how committed you are.
I always crave for something sweet after my meals. What I started to do is changing up the sweets with fruits or my protein shake. I use the women’s best slim body shake in cookies and cream which is really sweet, at least for me. (There is sugar in it, but compared with the size of the bottle it’s not that bad)
What I eat in a day:
I have to start my mornings with a big breakfast, otherwise I feel I am dying of hunger. It’s usually a cup of my homemade granola (oats, different nuts mixed together), almond or coconut milk with a banana and berries or mango, it depends on what I have at home. If I don’t feel like something sweet I have two slices of whole grain bread with cream cheese or butter and eggs on top of it (sometimes also tomatoes, Parma ham, avocado… ) Also very important to me is either having a hot lemon (a whole lemon & hot water in a cup) or a hot tea. That sums up my perfect start to the day!
For lunch I usually cook some veggies with quinoa, rice or potatoes or I cook a stew. Usually it’s with veggies, spices and chickpeas or some kind of beans. Super quick and delicious! I also love salads with different letters, avocado, nuts, tomatoes, bell pepper, vinegar, feta cheese ,.. I mix everything into it. hehe
Some fruits and nuts, whole grain bread with butter and honey, women’s best protein shake, a sandwich…
Bevor I decided to do the sugar detox my snacks looked a bit different. hehe Chocolates, Cakes, Ice Creams..
I usually cook a big lunch so that I have some left for dinner. : )
The sugar detox is just a little experiment I am doing, it doesn’t mean I will not eat chocolate and sweet stuff no more for ever. It’s just so that I get used to it again, feeding my body with good food and then enjoying whatever I want whenever (80% – 20%). If you do it for a couple of weeks your body starts craving it less and less. Sugar has the same effects on your body as drugs do!!
I want to live a healthy lifestyle by choosing the right foods for my body (which isn’t that hard for me because I love fresh, homemade and health foods) and keeping it healthy for as long as possible. There are so many befits of healthy foods for your body & mental health!
I hope you like to read posts like that, I will def. do some more in the future. A couple of weeks ago I took some before pics of my body to compare them later. I am pretty curious how my body will change. So stay tuned for that. Kisses Branx