Sugar addiction has become a huge problem in the United States, leading to shocking levels ofobesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. The amount of sugary sodas, juices, energy drinks, candy and processed foods that Americans are consuming has helped contribute to illnesses across the map.
Five tell-tale signs of a sugar addiction include:Being defensive of your sugar intakeEating because of cravings, not hungerHiding your stash of sweetsEating certain foods regardless of health problemsRewarding yourself with sugar
The more sugar you eat, the more sugar your body will crave. Breaking your sugar addiction is vital to keeping your body healthy.
The benefits of cutting sugar out of your diet are endless. You’ll feel better, look better, and every part of your body will thank you. Breaking the cycle may seem impossible, but this 3-day meal plan can help get you started on your journey to a healthier sugar-free life.
Day 1Breakfast: Eat 1 cup of oats, and add in some berries and almonds or seeds, or eat 3 eggs, boiled or scrambled.Morning Snack: Eat 1 small bowl of nuts.Lunch: Eat 1 chicken breast and add some cooked butternut squash, beets, turnips, carrots, parsnips, almonds and beans.Dinner: Eat broiled fish and a bowl of green beans, or eat salmon with broccoli and mushrooms.
Day 2Breakfast: Eat 1 cup of steel-cut oats and add berries, seeds or almonds, or eat scrambled eggs with spinach.Morning Snack: Eat 1 small bowl of nuts.Lunch: Eat grilled zucchini, yellow peppers and red peppers with some lemon, vinegar and thyme dressing, or a salad made from shredded red cabbage, green cabbage and carrots with some olive oil, salt, lemon and parsley.
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