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Cravings for sweets things may increase as you start a sugar detox. If you persist, the battle will be won in about a week.
If you're going to give up sugar, find some friends to detox with you. Keep each other accountable and celebrate healthy choices together.
Side effects that you might not have considered at first includes a fuzzy head, memory loss, sleep problems and some irritability.
Sleep deprivation does not affect everyone, but if not kept in check, can become a frustrating habit.
While it could be easy to deny yourself chocolate or ice-cream, other goods like ketchup, mayonnaise or mustard may be more difficult.
In the beginning of a sugar detox, you may lack energy and find yourself eating more frequently. As the weeks pass, you will find your energy levels returning.
Giving up sugar cuts out a lot of your calories. While you focus on avoiding sugar instead of calories, weight loss happens naturally.
When you reintroduce a little sweetness, be aware that you may battle with the internal debate of "Should I? Shouldn't I?"
Sometimes it is easier to keep to a stricter option of avoiding suga...
It is easy to recruit others to take part in giving up sugar. People may ask you a few questions that will lead them to join right alongside you.
There could also be people that will be offen...
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People who have high self-control aren’t missing out on enjoyment. Not being able to resist temptation and enjoying life are not the same things.
They tend to eat in a healthily way, exercise more, sleep better, drink less alcohol, smoke fewer cigarettes, achieve higher grades at university, have more peaceful relationships, and are more financially secure.
Research showed that self-control is ultimately limited by our biology. We can’t exercise effortful self-control indefinitely – the brain has to do regular maintenance to remain functional.
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Drastic or too-strict diets can trigger mood swings, headaches, physical and mental fatigue, irritability, digestive upset, and brain fog...
Chronic hunger generally indicates that your diet is imbalanced or inadequate, which can cause your body to conserve energy and resist weight loss.
Include healthy foods that boost satiety and keep you fuller longer, namely those high in lean protein (organic eggs, poultry, fish, beans and lentils), fiber (fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, lentils), and good fat (avocado, nuts, seeds, and extra virgin olive and coconut oils).
Trying to be "perfect" week after week typically leads to feelings of deprivation, resentment, even anger or depression, and culminates in either binge eating, or diet abandonment.
Ditch the "all or nothing" mentality. In that mindset, one small diet deviation triggers thoughts like, "Well, I blew it, I might as well go all out!" which keeps you stuck. Allow yourself small splurges in ways that reduce the chance of overeating.
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