Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” you may automatically think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains.
The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.
The following are four myths you may have heard about detoxing. Understandably, these myths may cause you to be hesitant to try a detox.
Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why detoxing might be just what your body is craving.
MYTH # 1: YOU WON’T ENJOY ANYTHING YOU’RE EATING WHILE DETOXING FROM SUGAR.
While you might have to eliminate certain foods that you enjoy, a life without sugar doesn’t mean you have to eat lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil all day. There are many delicious recipes that can be prepared using healthy ingredients that not only taste amazing, but nourish your body as well.
The best part is, many of them don’t involve any fancy ingredients and can be prepared even by a cooking novice. In fact, you may even discover new foods and recipes you absolutely love that may become staples in your kitchen.
MYTH #2: YOU’LL CONSTANTLY BE HUNGRY WHILE DETOXING.
While you might end up consuming fewer calories while detoxifying from sugar, you shouldn't feel deprived or hungry. Going on an extremely low-calorie diet can actually disrupt your hormones and metabolism, making your body less efficient in the long run.
Everyone’s caloric needs are different, so a detox program should never dictate how many calories you consume. By consuming whole foods that provide you with the right nutrients, you help detox your body while feeling satisfied. You’ll be amazed that you don’t feel hungry while following this plan.
MYTH #3: YOU NEED TO DO AN ALL-LIQUID DETOX TO REMOVE TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY.
Liquid-only detoxes have had more than their fair share of popularity. These types of detoxes can backfire: Not only do people often gain the weight back as soon as the detox ends, but such restrictive eating for several days can be detrimental to your health.
An effective detox from sugar will include a variety of whole foods to help nourish your body and produce long-term results.
MYTH #4: DETOXES ARE JUST A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE MONEY ON EXPENSIVE SUPPLEMENTS.
Supplements involved in a detox should be just that, a supplementary part of the program, not the primary source of your nutrition. While on a detox, you get most of your vitamins and minerals from whole-food sources.
Supplements may be recommended to help your body make the most of the nutrients it receives from these foods. For example, by including probiotics in your diet, you help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals and remove toxins from the body.
Aside from the benefits discussed above, detoxing from sugar is an incredibly effective way to identify if you have any food sensitivities, balance your hormones, and establish healthy habits for the long term.
I’ve worked with sugar-detox participants who not only have lost weight and kept it off, but who have also seen their energy level skyrocket, their skin clear up and even their allergies disappear!
ARE YOU READY TO DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF LIVING A LIFE WITHOUT SUGAR FOR YOURSELF?
Join my Jumpstart to Get Happi Sugar Detox program today.
What you get if you enrol in my Jumpstart to Get Happi Sugar Detox program:
An extensive guidebook that provides information about how to complete this program
A list of “good” whole foods you will enjoy - all without sugar
daily stress-relieving tips to increase endorphins, make you feel good while transitioning to a sugar-free life, and enhance your success
Food preparation and cooking tips
Toxin reduction tips as your body recalibrates to living without sugar
14 day meal plan, including all recipes and a shopping list to get you started
All recipes are gluten-free, soy-free, and, of course sugar-free!
All recipes can easily be made vegetarian to suit everyone!
Most importantly, you will empower yourself as you realize that you, too, can live without sugar!!
I can't wait to support you!
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