Even the healthiest among us can’t help but get into the Halloween fun, and while everything’s good in moderation, sometimes a night of temptation means we allow ourselves to go a little (ok maybe A LOT) overboard. Whether you have snacked on too many trick-or-treating leftovers, eating the kids candy or are still recovering from the weekend, you can get back on track for the rest of the week.
Our addiction to the sweet stuff is one reason people are heavy and sick in this country. Manufacturers ‘sneak’ sugar into our food since the day we are born and we become complete addicts, even if we don’t know it. Remember that sugar does not just mean the white granulated stuff found in cookies and cakes, but refined carbs too. Everyone has to understand that bread, crackers, croutons, things like that, is sugar. As soon as it’s in your system it processes straight to sugar then straight to fat.
If you find you are craving sweets long after Halloween is over, take celebrity trainer Jackie Warner’s advice, and take five days to wean yourself off sugar and refined carbs by eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies instead. Jackie feels the “body is a beautiful machine.” Feed it the right foods and it will start to balance out and run perfectly. She strongly suggests adding at least three veggies and two fruits to your daily meal plan. Also add good fat to your plate, like avocados as “these are major fat burners,” and lean protein — “free range of course.”
When asked how long she thinks it takes to break the sugar addiction, Jackie answered unequivocally, “five days.” Further explained “five days for the brain to break the sugar addiction and I don’t mean to be completely free of it. I mean to break it so you have a decrease of cravings for it . . . I know this because when I teach my life change program “Sky Lab,” by the third day of no sugar, man are these people grumpy. I can totally tell by Wednesday that they have a habit and they’re craving that sugar. And then by Thursday, Friday, which is the fourth and fifth day, they completely stop that craving for sugar.” To help them over that hump, Jackie serves up tons of support food — plates of fruit and veggies, lean protein, and healthy fats.
Do you think you are addicted to sugar?
Thanks to fitsugar,com for the information.