Do you crave sweets? Does sugar call your name?
It sure spoke to me.
If sugar control is your nemesis, this two week Sugar Control Plan will help you re-calibrate your body’s sugar control circuits. This is not a diet plan for all times, it is only meant to flip your switch to be a fat burner rather than a sugar burner.
This plan will increase your energy level and help you to kick the sugar habit. Although it’s not designed to be a weight loss plan, you will find that you won’t be hungry yet your weight will begin to normalize, whether you need to lose or gain weight. You will lose your sugar cravings within 1 to 2 weeks.
Great way to jump-start a healthy lifestyle!
You must follow this plan very closely. It takes some planning and shopping ahead of time. Recruit a friend to do it with you or ask your family for their support in this process.
IT’S ONLY TWO WEEKS! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING FOR TWO WEEKS!
General Rules for the Sugar Control Plan:
- For most people eating every two to three hours of the day works best. Not a lot of food, just a handful of nuts or a slice of cheese, for example. If eating 3 times a day works for you with no shakiness, jitters, or dips in energy, that is acceptable. But no less than 3 times a day.
- Never skip meals.
- No processed or packaged food whatsoever.
- If you are hypoglycemic (low sugar), eat dinner before 6 pm, make your biggest meal at lunch, and enjoy a fat and protein breakfast (no carbs at breakfast–including fruits).
- Include a minimum of 4-6 ounces of protein (meat, poultry, fish, eggs) with each meal.
- Select meats that have not been raised with antibiotics or hormones.
- Select seafood that is wild caught.
- Select eggs that are pasture-raised.
- Eat as much as you desire.
- Eat some raw veggies every day.
- Focus on dark, leafy greens and a variety of colors.
- No starchy vegetables such as: potatoes, yams, corn, peas, winter squashes, cooked beets or carrots.
- Organic is best to avoid pesticides and herbicides and to obtain more nutrient value.
- Eat fruit only between meals as a snack with nuts or seeds.
- Avoid the sweeter fruits such as bananas, mangoes, persimmons, papayas, watermelon, cantaloupe, and dried fruits.
- One or two medium pieces of fruit per day (apples, pears, peaches, plums, and all berries).
Nuts and Seeds:
- Raw, soaked, or slow-roasted (avoid these cooking oils) nuts and seeds. Cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds are good choices.
- No dairy with the exception of cheese and fermented dairy such as full-fat plain or Greek yogurt (no sugar added) or full-fat cottage cheese.
- No hydrogenated oils or trans fats, such as margarine or shortening.
- Use these oils for cooking or dressings.
Grains and Legumes:
- No grains including bread, rice, flour, pasta, beans, or legumes.
- No sweeteners of any kind including honey, artificial sweeteners, Stevia or sugar. A sweet taste in the mouth can trigger an insulin response.
- No fruit juice.
- No alcohol.
- Minimize caffeine. Try Dandy Blend or Teeccino substitutes.
- Herbal teas are great, hot or cold.
- Drink plenty of water, at least half your body weight in ounces of water.
Some of our sugar cravings are simply habit. We want something sweet to eat after a meal because we have programmed ourselves to do so. Or we crave something sweet in the evenings after dinner simply out of habit.
Change up your routine during those times when you typically crave sweets. Find something to occupy your mind and body to break the cycle of cravings. This would be a great time to add some exercise to your routine such as a brisk walk after dinner.
After the two week plan, introduce the healthy foods that you avoided (grains and dairy) back into your diet slowly. Add whole leaf Stevia (like Sweet Leaf) as your only sweetener.
Not only does this plan allow you to flip your switch over to be a fat burner, the slow-burning type of energy for endurance and vitality, but it also will help you to identify potential food allergies and sensitivities.
Pay attention to your body especially as you re-introduce foods back into your diet.
Let me know how it goes!
Here’s your simple change for the day: Kick the sugar habit with the two week Sugar Control Plan.
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