Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Carbohydrates and fats are not the only contributors to gaining weight, but also sugar is a great culprit for this. You won’t be at risk if you moderately consume it, but if you intake plenty of it, especially if easting foods and drinks with added sugars like sodas, breakfast cereals, pouch juices, salad dressings, yogurts and candy, then you are at great risk.


Sugar is part of honey, pure fruit juice, raisins, mangos, and bananas that are simple carbohydrates. If the body experiences sugar overdose, symptoms like hyperactivity, consequent fatigue, yeast infection, depression, headaches, colds, or sinus issues, mental disorientation, and sleepiness can occur. Also, sugar may trigger health issues like diabetes risk, heart disease, development of cancer, especially breast cancer.

How weight gain and sugar consumption are related?

When sugar is consumed, our bodies use it as much as it needs in order to boost energy, and the rest which is not needed, is stored as fat. The added sugar is not like the natural one, and it gets to the intestines of the body, reacting to intestinal bacteria and increases the level of blood sugar which finally results in fat visible in the waist, hips, and thighs.

Say NO to sugar

Quitting sugar is possible and if you go through that, you will experience classic withdrawal symptoms of any addiction like sadness, headaches, queasiness, fatigue, and cravings. After the meal is digested, sugar cravings occur. That is when the body sends signals to the brain that it is not hungry again. Then you reach for a sweet dessert.

You have to stay away from it and do not consume added sugar. You may try a bit at the beginning, not all at once as you will want more. You should cut one added sugar at a time. You will feel bad and experience cravings at the beginning, but then you will start feeling better and you will improve your health after some time.

A 3-day diet plan which does miracles

Day 1

Breakfast: 1 cup of oats with berries and almonds/seeds/or 3 eggs (scrambled or boiled);

Morning snack: 1 bowl of nuts;

Lunch: chicken breast with cooked butternut squash, carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, beans, and almonds;

Dinner: broiled fish with a bowl of green beans or salmon with fried broccoli and mushrooms

Day 2

Breakfast: a cup of steel cut oats with berries and seeds or almonds/3 scrambled eggs with spinach;

Mid-morning snack: a small bowl of nuts;

Lunch: grilled zucchini along with yellow and red peppers and lemon, vinegar, and thyme dressing/a shredded red and green cabbage salad along with shredded carrots with olive oil, lemon, salt, and garnished with chopped parsley;

Dinner: steamed green vegetable with vegetable casserole and soap of beans/baked cod along with stir-fried bok choy and roasted Brussels sprouts and turnips.

Day 3

Breakfast: 1 cup of steel oats along with seeds, berries and almonds/an omelet of 3 eggs with shrimps and sautéed kale, walnut, and radish salad;

Mid-morning snack: 1 small bowl of nuts;

Lunch: roasted chicken thighs with rosemary, lemon, and sage/chicken roasted in oven with onion, black olives, and thyme

Dinner: mushrooms with garlic broth, onion, thyme, celery, carrots, and bay leaves/penne pasta (made with brown rice) along with mushrooms, tomato, and basil meat sauce.

Sugar detox drinks

Consume these detox waters and hot drinks instead of the sugary ones to help in boosting your metabolism.

Detox water: chop grapefruits, berries, strawberries, or oranges, along with some fresh rosemary or mint and add them into a jar with water. Store it and consume it each day.

Tea: drink herbal or green tea 3 times per day, but unsweetened.

Coffee; do not consume more than 1 cup of black coffee per day, drink it unsweetened.

The diet plan will calm sugar carvings, thus do not hesitate to give it a try.