Most people are addicted to sugar without realizing it. Unfortunately, sugar is not only an anti-nutrient wreaking havoc on your immune system, it’s also the likely culprit of your mood swings and fatigue.
Sugar is an anti-nutrient as it provides zero nutritional value and simultaneously steals nutrients from your body so it can be digested. Processed sugars and artificial sweeteners are the most common types of sugar used in junk and “fast” foods that many people consume out of convenience.
Plus, your crazy mood swings (been touchy or weepy lately?) may well be related to your sugar intake. Eating sugary, processed foods can cause a spike in blood sugar, giving you initial energy then sending you down a black hold of lethargy and irritability. And, if there’s any kind of “bug” going around, don’t be surprised if you end up sick like your co-workers or family members. Sugar can break down immunity and make you more susceptible to sickness.
To break the vicious cycle of sugar addiction – and for the sake of your health and waistline – start by cleansing your body of all sugar (which has inevitably creating excess candida), hydrating and consuming foods that alkalize your body. This will allow you to start fresh, have “clean” energy every day and restore your health and hormonal levels.
Action Step: Go on a sugar-fast and rid your diet of anything processed, including artificial sweeteners. Consider a candida cleanse if you’re extra toxic. Fill your meal plan with alkalizing veggies and be sure to hydrate and get extra sleep.
Optional Action Step: Stay on this plan for 7 days and journal how you feel the first few initial days and after. Note how you felt while detoxing and how you feel once your body is cleansed.
Have you thought about going on a sugar fast?
– Katie Humphrey
As a keynote speaker, empowerment coach, author and spokesperson, Katie Humphrey inspires women to feel fit, confident and motivated. Her dynamic Revolution of YOU brand helps overwhelmed and stressed out women confidently reach their goals.
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