Nowadays, most people prefer consuming foods that are rich in carbohydrates, such as honey, raisins, fruits, and vegetables. This often leads to weight gain as well as to the development of numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression, sinus problems, and even cancer.

Correlation between weight gain and sugar consumption

The human body needs carbohydrates to create energy. However, it is not recommendable to consume high amounts of sugar since it will be stored as fat and distributed all over the body.

Early symptoms and signs of high blood sugar levels:

• Headaches
• Blurred vision
• Increased thirst
• Trouble concentrating
• Weight loss
• Frequent urinating
• Fatigue
• Skin and vaginal infections
• Slow-healing sores and cuts
• Intestinal problems
• Cold and insensitive feet due to nerve damage
• Hyperactivity
• Yeast infections

If you are an addict, it will be really difficult to resist the sugar cravings, which can lead to headaches, fatigue, and sadness. In order to overcome this, make sure you start cutting down on sugar gradually.

Here is a three-day detox plan that will help you to eliminate the excess sugar from your body:

Day 1

Breakfast:

• 3 boiled eggs
• A cup of oats with berries, seeds or almonds

Snack:

• A bowl of nuts

Lunch:

• Chicken breasts
• Butternut squash
• Cooked beans
• Carrots
• Turnips
• Almonds
• Parsnips
• Beets

Dinner:

• Broiled fish or salmon
• Green beans
• Mushrooms
• Broccoli

Day 2

Breakfast:

• 3 scrambled eggs
• Spinach
• 1 cup of oats with almonds, berries or seeds

Snack:

• A bowl of nuts

Lunch:

• A shredded green or red cabbage salad
• Lemon juice carrots
• Olive oil
• Salt
• Grilled zucchini
• Chopped parsley
• Red peppers

Dinner:

• Baked Cod
• Roasted Brussels sprouts
• Steamed green vegetables
• Bean soup
• Vegetable Casserole

Day 3

Breakfast:

• An omelet (made of 3 eggs)
• Shrimp
• Salad (sautéed kale, radish, walnut, berries, almonds, and seeds)

Snack:

• A bowl of nuts

Lunch:

• Roasted chicken
• Onion
• Thyme
• Sage
• Lemon

Dinner:

• Penne pasta
• Brown rice
• Sauce (basil, tomato, mushrooms)
• Vegetable broth (carrots, onion, celery, thyme, garlic, mushrooms, and bay leaves)

Sugar detox beverages

Make sure you consume these beverages on a daily basis:

• Green or herbal tea (three times a day)
• Fresh mint or rosemary with blueberries, strawberries, oranges, and grapefruits
• Black unsweetened coffee (only one cup per day)

Make sure you avoid the following foods since they are extremely high in sugar:

• Low-fat yogurt
• BBQ sauce
• Fruit juice
• Spaghetti sauce
• Sports drinks
• Chocolate milk
• Flavored Coffees
• Protein bars
• Pre-made soup