If sugar is sweet then what sugar really is? Diabetes, cancer, dementia, depression, acne, infertility, heart disease. Doesn’t sound so sweet now, does it?
An average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar per year.
The average American man weighs 195.5 pounds, the average American woman weighs 167lbs, but in the 1960s the average American man weighed 167lbs and the average American woman 141lbs.
THE BIG 10
More than 600 people tried out Mark Hyman M.D’s diet, and together they lost 4000 pounds in just 10 days. Now ask yourselves this question, when was the last time you lost 7 pounds in less than two weeks and how hard you had to work for it?
The way this dirt works is it simply rewires the way you think about food. This diet was created by Dr. Hyman. It is full of sugar addiction-reversing foods that can help you to reset your body and brain. It will make you forget about sugar and regain your life.
10-DAY DETOX DIET
I will guide you through the 10 big ideas for detoxing from sugar and refined carbs. This 10 rules will do miracles for you in just 10 days.
DECIDE TO DETOX
The number one rule is to decide to detox. This is the first step you have to take.
Do you think that an alcoholic can have just one drink? Guess again. Neither can you. So you have to stop right away. Stop eating sugar, flour and all artificial sweeteners. They will only slow you’re your metabolism, spike cravings and store fat. For 10 days eat just real, fresh food.
DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES
According to Doctor Hyman, liquid sugar calories are much worse than solid food. One can of soda a day increases the chances for a child to be obese by 60 percent and the chance for a woman to have type 2 diabetes by 80 percent.
Because of the power to be a “carb-free” source of energy, protein balances blood sugar and insulin levels. You are allowed to consume nuts, eggs, seeds, chicken, fish or grass-fed meat for protein at every meal. You can start the day with whole farm eggs or a protein shake. Protein helps you stay fuller longer because it breaks down more slowly while delivering the energy we need.
UNLIMITED (GOOD) CARBS
You can eat as much vegetables as you like. You can eat broccoli, cauliflower, kale, asparagus, peppers, green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, and artichokes, but stay away from sweet potatoes, potatoes, beets or winter squash.
FIGHT SUGAR WITH FAT
Not all fat is bad fat. Fat makes you feel full and it balances blood sugar and is a necessary part of your cellular structure.
PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES
There are a bunch of fast food joints and vending machines all around us, especially when our blood sugar levels are dropping. Dr. Hyman says:
“You need an Emergency Life Pak. I have one with me all the time, filled with protein, good fats, and good snacks so I never have to make a bad choice. Here’s what’s in mine: Packets of Artisana nut butters and coconut butter, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, salmon jerky or turkey jerky, a can of wild salmon or sardines and unsweetened wild blueberries.”
DISTRESS OR DE-STRESS?
When we are under a lot of stress, the stress hormone, cortisol, makes us feel hungry, and it causes belly fat storage, and can lead to type 2 diabetes. We can control this by taking deep breaths. This activates the vagus nerve which shifts metabolism from fat storage to fat burning. Just follow Dr. Hyman’s Five Deep Breaths exercise:
“Simply take five slow deep breaths – in to the count of five, out to the count of five. Five times. That’s it. Do this before every meal. Watch what happens!”
Most people crave gluten and dairy, even though they are allergens. Even it is tough to quit, even for just 10 days, just give it a shot and you’ll soon notice that you have renewed energy and relief from cravings.
In a study college students were deprived of 2 of the recommended 8 hours of sleep. That leads to a rise in hunger hormones, a decrease in appetite-suppressing hormones and big cravings for refined sugar and carbs. That is because when you don’t sleep you look for energy elsewhere, and reach for high-sugar products that give you a boost at first, but pretty soon gives you a crash.