Sugar is very bad for our well-being and we all know it. However, we seem to not be able to get rid of it in our diet. It is almost really impossible to avoid it because it is a common ingredient in all the foods we consume daily. The worst part is that it is very addictive as well.

If you consume it excessively, then it will increase the levels of dopamine in the same way as drugs like cocaine, according to one study from Queensland University of Technology.

The researchers claim that if you use the sugar for a long time then it will reduce the dopamine levels. So, to avoid states of depression, you need to consume more sugar than usual.

Therefore, if you cannot resist the smell of chocolate cake, you are definitely a sugar addict.

Why Should You Abstain From Sugar?

  • Has no nutrition value
  • It’s very addictive
  • Increases the serotonin levels
  • May engender gallstones
  • Subdues the immunity
  • Triggers adrenal fatigue
  • Produces ulcers
  • Weakens the eyesight
  • Prompts hypoglycemia
  • Can cause arthritis
  • Causes premature aging
  • Depletes the minerals from the body
  • Raises the risks of diabetes

This is why we are here today to show you a sugar detox menu which will help you control and overcome your addiction.

Sugar Detox Week Menu

Monday

  • Breakfast – cheesy spinach with some baked eggs
  • Morning snack – tamari almonds
  • Lunch – low carbs cheesy sweet pepper peppers and a green salad
  • Evening snack – ¼ cup of low fat and part skim ricotta cheese, 2-3 drops of vanilla stevia and a ¼ tsp of vanilla extract
  • Dinner – spinach, cucumber tomato feta salad, and stuff chicken (baked)

Tuesday

  • Breakfast – sundried tomato feta frittata
  • Morning snack – tamari almonds
  • Lunch – spinach & chicken with pepper peppers
  • Evening snack – spinach and raw veggies
  • Dinner – turkey lettuce with mushrooms, peppers, and sautéed spinach

You can also have cheese sticks as a snack during the day.

Wednesday

  • Breakfast – peanut butter protein smoothie
  • Morning snack – 3 egg whites, boiled
  • Lunch – Turkey lettuce cups leftovers, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumber, and a green salad with vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil & regular olive oil
  • Evening snack – feta cheese with frittata
  • Dinner – a light vegetable soup, and grilled chicken. You can add some fresh herbs as an adhesive.

You can take vanilla chia pudding as a snack, without dairy or sugar.

Thursday

  • Breakfast – Santa Fe Frittata’s
  • Morning snack – cheese sticks
  • Lunch – grilled chicken cilantro salad
  • Evening snack – peanut butter with some celery
  • Dinner – a crock pot chicken with a bean stew and small bites of Zucchini cheese

If you are craving some snacks, opt for a cucumber with 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage.

Friday

  • Breakfast – Santa Fe Frittata’s
  • Morning snack – raw veggies dipped in a spicy Mediterranean feta sauce
  • Lunch – a bowl of soup, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, and a green salad with extra-virgin olive oil & regular olive oil
  • Evening snack – a green salad with feta cheese, cucumber, and tomatoes
  • Dinner – cheesy bread sticks

Vanilla chai pudding again as a snack.

Saturday

  • Breakfast – crust-free egg muffins
  • Morning snack – raw veggies dipped in a spicy Mediterranean sauce
  • Lunch – cheesy breadsticks
  • Evening snack – raw veggies dipped in a spicy Mediterranean sauce
  • Dinner – chicken drumsticks with garlic & lemon and Zucchini noodles

The additional meal is 3 hard-boiled eggs, without yolks.

Sunday

  • Breakfast – scrambled eggs with mushrooms and sautéed spinach
  • Morning Snack – ½ a cup of cottage cheese
  • Lunch – Zucchini soup and a light veggie soup
  • Evening snack – tamari almonds
  • Dinner – Green bean salad leftovers & chicken drumsticks

Chia pudding, a sugar-free and dairy-free would be perfect as the extra snack.

Good luck!

Sources:

dailyorganicrecipes.com

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Sugar is very bad for our well-being and we all know it. However, we seem to not be able to get rid of it in our diet. It is almost really impossible to avoid it because it is a common ingredient in all the foods we consume daily. The worst...