How to Know You're Ready for a Sugar Detox (& 6 reasons to Start Today!)

The word detox gets a bad reputation but it’s actually very beneficial for our health — inside and out. Our bodies are supposed to do it naturally. In today’s world though, chemicals and toxins are relentless. Present in almost everything we wear, eat, apply and buy, these harmful additives can put our bodies through a lot of stress, even when we’re mindful to avoid them.

That’s why sometimes I need a little radiance revival, and I’m not afraid to admit it. Committing to better health doesn’t have to be overwhelming or rigid. Detox can be about liberation, not deprivation.

By stripping our diet down to the essentials for even two to three days we promote our natural detoxification processes, giving our liver and kidneys a chance to do their job with maximum efficiency. This simplification gives your body the time and energy it needs to “reboot” its’ systems so to speak.

Rather than rules and limitations, the focus of this article (& my work) is on supporting you to slow down and mindfully fuel your being with delicious foods and experiences that nourish your soul.

Some factors or signals that indicate the need for sugar detox are:

  • Insomnia

  • Cravings

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Anxiety

  • Bloating

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Winter weight

If you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned things, your body could be telling you it’s time to take a break from sugar. I’m not promising it will be easy, but I can assure you it will be worth it. Be patient and consistent in your efforts, and take the journey day by day.

6 REASONS TO START YOUR SUGAR DETOX TODAY

INCREASED ENERGY

Another prominent perk of a sugar detox is the increase in energy. You will feel more energized and active. You will have more stamina which will enable you to spend more time in your workouts. You will eliminated the fatigue that is often caused by over-consumption of sugary foods.

The refined sugar dissolves more quickly in the bloodstream and gives you a quick jolt of energy but quickly leaves your body to crave for more. On the other hand, the high protein foods take more time to digest and keep your body energized longer. Therefore, saying no to sugar and relying on healthier options instead will make you stronger.

BETTER HEART HEALTH

Want to avoid cardiovascular diseases? Stay away from sugar. Quitting sugar has a positive impact on your heart. Those who consume less sugar have lower risks of heart diseases while people with excessive consumption of sugar have more chances of developing heart diseases.

LOWER RISK OF DIABETES TYPE 2

Experts often show a link between sugar and type 2 diabetes. Thus, avoiding sugar lowers the chances of this deadly disease. Additionally, it lowers the risk of obesity that leads to diabetes.

GLOWING SKIN

Quit sugar and you will feel and see an incredible change in your complexion. Within days, you will have younger looking skin with significant decrease in wrinkles. Saying goodbye to sugar will help you to get rid of fine lines and make your skin firm again.

IMPROVED SLEEP QUALITY

If you have been a sugar addict, you may have an idea about how badly it interferes with your sleep. Insomnia, an extremely irritating condition is also caused by eating too many sweet foods. A sugar detox will help you to enjoy a better quality of sleep and improve your overall health.

Considering these points when wanting to control your sugar intake. Trust me it is definitely worth your efforts!

WEIGHT LOSS

This one is obvious. Several studies show a strong association between sugar intake and weight gain. The less you consume sugar, the more you reduce your body weight. In fact, it is one of the simplest and most effective ways of controlling your weight. Interestingly, it reduces the visceral fat in your body that is otherwise hard to get rid of. Avoiding sugar helps to reduce the layers of fat that are formed around the liver and other vital organs. These fats are also linked to increased risk of diabetes and heart diseases. Therefore, a sugar detox will help to prevent these health issues as well.

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