9 Ways to Completely Detox from Sugar

If you are reading this then you know processed sugar is really bad for you!

Naturally-occurring sugars in fruits, veggies, and whole grains are packaged with lots of good nutrients and don’t tend to spike your blood sugar. But the pure sugar that manufacturers add to food is too much for your body to handle.

Sugar destroys your health in many ways, setting you up for disease and making you feel like crap. Many people are held hostage to sugar, being ruled by their intense cravings for junk food and knowing deep down that they desperately need to detox from sugar.

Signs you need to drop processed sugar:

  • You’re overweight
  • You have intense cravings for unhealthy sweets
  • You have high blood triglycerides or low “good” HDL cholesterol
  • Your skin looks unhealthy or lifeless
  • You have high blood sugar

The good news is you can finally break the chains of sugar, reclaim your health, and feel good again with just a few simple hacks. Here are some ways to detox from sugar:

Sugar Detoxing  

1. Chill Out

Can beating your sugar addiction be as easy as relaxing? In a way, yes!

De-stressing is important for keeping your appetite under control. Researchers have shown that when you’re chronically stressed, your appetite increases and you reach for unhealthy (called “hyperpalatable”) foods like high-sugar and high-fat foods 1.

The stress hormone cortisol increases your pleasure response to high-sugar food and also increases fat storage 1. Also, cortisol raises your blood sugar, and thus it can mimic the damaging effects on your body of eating sugar 2.

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2. Eat Beans

You might think of beans as a carb-y food. But beans help to stabilize your blood sugar and reduce appetite.

Beans are full of fiber, are filling, and have been shown to increase fullness and curb hunger 3. There’s less of a need to reach for sweets when you’re satisfied.

The ability of beans to stabilize blood sugar can prevent extreme hikes in blood sugar that can then lead to extreme dips in blood sugar that have you reaching for a quick sugar fix 4.

3. Remember the Harm That Sugar Does

If you knew the truth about sugar, you wouldn’t give in to its temptations. Do you want wrinkly skin, accelerated aging, and an increased chance of disease?

Making you gain weight isn’t the only way in which processed sugar makes you suffer. Sugary food damages your whole body through a process called glycation. Sugar actually attaches to and mutilates proteins everywhere from your skin to just about any other part of your body.

This damage from sugar is a central factor in nearly every degenerative disease, heart disease. Sugar causes serious harm, and eating artificially sugary foods puts your life at risk. Does sugar sound good now?

Sugar ruins the collagen in your skin, leaving you with sagging, wrinkled skin 5. You are ruining your looks with sugar!!

This damage from sugar is a central factor in nearly every degenerative disease, heart disease. Sugar causes serious harm, and eating artificially sugary foods puts your life at risk. Does sugar sound good now?

4. Get Your Beauty Sleep

Getting adequate sleep can actually ward off unhealthy food cravings. When you’re deprived of sleep, your brain is more responsive to your desire for food, especially unhealthy processed food 6.

Also, sleep deprivation ruins the delicate balance of appetite-stimulating hormones and appetite-suppressing hormones, making you very hungry 7.

5. Take Healthy Snacks With You

If you ever become very hungry, it’s best to have healthy low-sugar snacks with you. That way, you won’t get desperately hungry and reach for whatever high-sugar food is available to you at convenience stores, fast food joints, or vending machines.

Make use of tasty high protein snack bars that rely on nuts or seeds instead of sugar. Turkey jerky is another good on-the-go option.

When you eat these, your blood sugar won’t shoot sky high like it would with a candy bar or fast food. Instead, you’ll have balanced blood sugar that won’t leave you gasping for a quick sweet fix.

6. Eat Some Carbs! (The Healthy Ones)

Good news: You don’t have to avoid carbs completely!

Don’t be afraid of carbs in their healthy, natural states. Whole, unprocessed plant foods like veggies, whole grains, and beans contain carbs, but these carbs are slowly absorbed because of their high-fiber and antioxidant content.

By eating a balanced assortment of these healthy carbs, your blood sugar levels will stay consistent, and pretty soon you’ll be off the sugar-addiction wagon.

7. You Can Train Your Taste Buds

There’s even evidence that by replacing processed sugar with healthy foods, your taste buds will take a liking to less sugary foods and develop a distaste for very sweet foods 8.

Speaking of unprocessed healthy foods:

There’s even evidence that by replacing processed sugar with healthy foods, your taste buds will take a liking to less sugary foods and develop a distaste for very sweet foods 8.

That’s right. You can change the way you experience sweetness by eating the unprocessed foods that nature intended you to eat. You will grow more accustomed to the subtle, rich flavors of foods that are slightly sweetened naturally. Pretty soon, you’ll recoil in disgust at high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.

8. Stay Away from Sweet Drinks

Sweet drinks will load you with sugar without you even knowing it. More sugar than you realize can be packed into soft drinks, and they are the biggest source of sugar in many people’s diets.

Also, there’s no fiber in these drinks, so the sugar goes directly into your blood, spiking blood sugar.

If you need help getting off sweet drinks, choose a drink that has uses an herbal sweetener like stevia. This herb tastes hundreds of times sweeter than sugar but has no sugar in it! It’s the perfect way to wean yourself off of very sweet beverages.

9. Rely on Protein

Consistently eating protein instead of rapid-release carbs is another good way to avoid sugar spikes and fill your stomach without over-carbing. You can choose plant-based proteins like tofu, nuts, seeds, or some protein powders; or you have the option of animal proteins like meats or eggs to go along with your veggies.

The bottom line is that sugar is not worth it.

The damage it causes to your body, the sugar crashes it creates, and the increased risks to your health are not worth the temporary pleasure it offers.

And once you start eating healthy whole foods the way that nature intended, processed sugar won’t even offer that shallow pleasure anymore. Your taste buds will get used to tastes that are more wholesome, and soon you won’t be a slave to sugar.

Do you want to give up sugar and the associated blood sugar spikes but LOVE carbs?

You can help balance blood sugar levels within the normal range naturally using a variety of safe, effective natural remedies.

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Evan Burns

MSC in Nutrition

Evan Burns

MSC in Nutrition

Evan has years of experience researching and writing about the health effects of food and nutritional supplements.

He is especially passionate about nutritional pharmacology and the bioavailability, efficacy, and actions of supplements. He wants to spread knowledge about how effective diet and supplements can be at treating ailments and promoting well-being.

There’s a disturbing trend happening that’s affecting the way we eat. These days, foods are being prepared and packaged based on flavor and convenience, not on nutrition -- so they’re loaded with carbs, fats and sugar.

Continuing to inundate your body with cheap, filling fare can have a devastating effect on your blood sugar levels. Over time, this can cause your body to become insulin-resistant, which can lead to severe health problems.

The good news is that there’s a way to not only re-balance your blood sugar, but support your body by helping it to absorb less sugar from the foods you eat. Click here to learn more...