Do you know how to stop eating sugar like this lot did? If not don’t worry I’ll share my 7 best tips on quitting sugar once and for all.
Before I do check out the celebs that know the score when it comes to sugar.
‘I was craving it like an addict’: Kate Hudson says she ditched sugar after realising how much sweet food she was eating.
‘I would say cutting sugar, or at least being aware of how much you are ingesting in a day and limiting it,’ she said. ‘That was an eye opener for me, I realized I was craving it like an addict around 4pm every day. I would crave something sweet and it hit me how much sugar we really eat.’
John Goodman who’s known for playing Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor has shed a whopping 45kg of fat from his body thanks to changing his lifestyle with exercise and completely cutting sugar from his diet.
The Only Way Is Essex star James ‘Arg’ Argent lost a whopping 42 pounds by cutting sugar out of his diet.
James says he used to eat a fair amount of sugar, in chocolates, chewy sweets, fizzy drinks, milkshakes and ice cream.
Because of this he said “At times I felt exhausted and irritable, and my moods
Adele shed a lot of weight by cutting out the sugar.
Adele said “I used to drink ten cups of tea a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day,” Adele tells The Sun. “Now I don’t drink it and I have more energy than ever.”
The desperate house wives star Eva Longoria Reveals Her Secret to Staying Slim: “Stay Away From Sugar!” She also says “Sugar is terrible. Everything has sugar: Rice, bread, fruits, everything! It’s not easy to get away from it.”
At 5-foot-2, Eva says cutting out sugar “is the most slimming” thing she can do and that “it’s the diet that gives me the most results!”
If these can do it then so can you!
Here’s 7 great tips (in no particular order) to help you detox from sugar for the final time.
1. Clear out the cupboards
This is one of the deadly sins when starting a sugar detox, if you have a weak moment when you cut sugar from your diet you’re are going to go straight to the freezer for that chocolate chip icecream if it’s there. So make sure you’re thorough when emptying out all those sugar laden items.
The famous UFC champion Colin McGregor says the key to his diet is to make sure there’s no junk in the cupboards otherwise he knows he’ll be eating it at some point.
So don’t temp fate with having easy access to any sugary foods.
You know that saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”? Well it’s totally true.
When you embark on this sugar free journey your going to need to plan your meals and work out any times that you’re most likely to want to eat sugary foods. This way you can be prepared to have an alternative.
When I made my first attempt to cut out sugar from my diet I struggled because I wasn’t prepared, there would be moments when I would normally have sugar, like in the evening when watching TV or at the cinemas.
So after a few failed attempts I realised and planned for these times. My solution was to snack on nuts. I did eat a fair few nuts at the start but as my body detoxed from sugar and my bodies hunger signals recalibrated I stopped feeling hungry and the urge to snack disappeared.
3. Cut the sugary beverages first
Most people consume a large amount of their daily sugar intake from the beverages they drink. There’s a lot of sugar in juices for example, sometimes more than drinks like coke. If you add the sugar from juices, fizzy drinks, energy drinks, tea and coffee with sugar then you’ll be surprised how much sugar is getting consumed.
I would say remove all drinks containing sugar from your diet first then after a week then cut the other sources next. That way it gives you a few days to reduce then stop. It’s like you’re easing your way into it.
4. Get educated
Before I educated my self on sugar I’d eat a lot of things I didn’t even know had sugar in or sometimes I knew it was sugar but I thought it was the “healthy natural” kind like brown sugar or honey. Little did I know it was still that sweet poison just in a different form.
You’d be surprised at how much food you eat on a daily basis that is laden with sugar. Cereals, healthy snack bars, smoothies , baked beans, most sauces, breads, low fat yogurts, microwave meals and the list goes on.
So it’s of top priority that you learn to read the labels and see sugar in disguise, there’s many tricks the evil sugar lords will try to use and you need be prepared!
5. Eat regularly
This one sort of ties in with the planning tip. Many times I would not be prepared and wouldn’t have the ingredients in the house to stick to my sugar free diet.
Because of that I would get so hungry till the point I went down the shop filled my trolley up with sugary junk food then went home and devoured the lot. I would end up full of remorse saying that was the last time till a few days later where I’d do it all again.
It was only when I planned my meals and ate wholesome healthy food regularly that I stopped falling of the wagon and going on those sugar binges.
So when you plan make sure you plan to eat regularly to avoid getting hungry. I would aim for 3 meals a day with 2 snacks.
Ahh nooo! Dreaded exercise! Seriously don’t worry, it can be fun. It is a little difficult at first but it’s worth it. Exercise releases endorphins which will help massively in the detox period.
At least you won’t heading for nearest sugary treat to lift your mood. It doesn’t have to rigorous, just something light will do if that’s what you want, it’s just important you get out there and move that body!
7. Drink plenty of water
You may have heard this before but it really does help. Sometimes what we perceive as a craving for food is really a craving for water. When you’re dehydrated your bodies signal is the same for thirst as it is food.
It’s also good to help flush any toxins out your body plus when you’re fully hydrated you’ll feel a lot better and clearer mentally. Image how hard it must be on the body to run on all the crappy beverages most people drink.