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It’s so mean that I’m publishing this the day after Halloween, isn’t it? And right before the holidays too!
There’s been a lot of talk about how bad sugar is for your health and that you should go through a sugar detox. But are you ready for it? If you’re consuming quite a bit of sugar each day (and who isn’t?), this isn’t going to be easy. Keep reading to make sure you know what you’re in for, so you’ll be prepared. That alone will help you tough it out and make it through your sugar detox days.
A Sugar Detox Takes Willpower
It’s going to take some willpower to make it through a sugar detox. You’re going to want that candy bar (especially after Halloween) or donut. Are you ready to not give in and make it through a few days of sugar cravings? The key is to keep in mind that it will get easier as time goes by and that you’re doing this for an important reason – to improve your health, lose weight, look better, feel better, and reduce your risk of developing Type II Diabetes.
Keep reminding yourself that you can do this and that it’ll be worth it in the end. If you want it bad enough, you can find the willpower to make it through your sugar detox. Of course, keeping all sugary treats out of the house will help with temptation as well.
It’s Not Going To Be Pleasant
This isn’t going to be easy and it isn’t going to be pleasant. In addition to craving your favorite sugary treats, you’ll likely experience headaches and possibly nausea, joint pain, and dizziness. Knowing this ahead of time will keep you from being shocked and surprised when these detox side effects start to pop up.
It helps to start your sugar detox on a Friday (perfect, right?). You can make it through your workday before the headaches start and then have all weekend to detox. By the time Monday rolls around, you should be through the worst of it. Just keep yourself busy or spend a good amount of time sleeping so you can make it through to the other side.
Side Effects of a Sugar Detox Are Temporary
Speaking of that, keep reminding yourself that this is only temporary. Make yourself tough it out one more hour. Go watch a movie, call a friend, or go for a walk. Distract yourself, and before you know it the hour will be over. Remember that this is only a temporary feeling. You should feel much better after a few hours.
The health benefits of freeing yourself from your sugar addiction are well worth making it through the unpleasant side effects of a sugar detox.
I have to keep coming back to this because as a transplant patient, I am at high risk for diabetes. Sadly, I love sugary sweets too. So I will be rereading this post myself and coming back to the topic again in the future!
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Have a great weekend!
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