Sugar Detox

God made your body a wondrous detoxification machine. Your kidneys, lungs, lymph, skin, colon, and liver are all in place to help you detoxify every single minute of the day. When those organs are healthy and functioning efficiently, your body can do its job well. But when they are overloaded with junk, the body’s cleansing system becomes sluggish and inefficient. In other words, there’s too much trash coming in, and not enough going out. We’re going to help your body take out the trash.
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A Sugar Detox helps your body do two things:
1) Remove much of the burden placed on those detoxification organs: sugar, processed foods, pesticides, and alcohol are some of the things that overload your body and slow down the detoxification process.
2) Give the detoxification system the fuel it needs to function properly. Those organs run off of nutrients like the B vitamins, Vitamins A, C, and D, calcium and potassium, fiber and water. Without the fuel, the machine doesn’t run.Your body knows how to detoxify if given the right materials to do its job properly.

 FOODS TO EAT
MACRONUTRIENTS

 Proteins                                         Fats                                 Carbohydrates
pastured eggs                              coconut fats                    colorful vegetables
wild-caught fish and seafood    olives and olive oil          starchy vegetables*
grass-fed meat                            butter and ghee               fruit*
pastured poultry                         nuts
protein powder and collagen    nut butters
pastured pork                             avocados and avocado oil
                                                     grass-fed/raw/organic cheese*

No canola oil, vegetable oil, corn oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, grapeseed oil, margarine or other butter substitutes.
No corn. No wheat. No oats. No rice. No beans. No soy. No lentils. No quinoa. No flours. No alcohol. No artificial sweeteners. No sodas. No juices.
Limited dairy: butter and 1 oz. per day of high quality cheese
(remove both for a dairy elimination diet)

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 THE PLAN

 - Eat clean and no sugar for 14 days
- The higher the quality (clean fats & proteins, organic veggies and fruits) the better your detox. See this list for the most necessary fruits and veggies to buy organic.
 - Eat protein and/or fat at every meal to keep blood sugar stabilized
 - 1 cup or less of starchy vegetables per day (potatoes, sweet potatoes, hard squashes)
 - 2 servings or less of fruit per day (serving size = 1 medium piece or 3/4 cup)
 - 1 oz of high quality cheese permitted per day
 - Nuts/Nut Butters: 3 tablespoons of nuts OR 2 tablespoons nut butter per day
 - 16 ounces or less of coffee permitted per day
 - Drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water per day


YOUR DAY:
Example #1 – A Cooking Day
:
Wake up: 8oz water with half a lemon
Coffee or tea with coconut milk, coconut oil, butter, or unsweetened non-dairy milk
**see my absolute favorite creamy coconut milk here
Breakfast: egg, spinach, cheese omelette
Snack (only if hungry): a piece of fruit
Lunch: taco salad with lettuce, ground meat, peppers, avocado and salsa
Snack (only if hungry): a hand full (3 T or less) of cashews
Dinner: steak, roasted potatoes, broccoli

Example #2 – An On-The-Go Day
Wake up: 8 oz water with half a lemon
Coffee or tea with coconut milk, coconut oil, butter, or unsweetened non-dairy milk
Breakfast: a banana and almond butter
Snack (only if hungry): cheese stick
Lunch: Tuna and an apple
Snack (only if hungry): carrots and guacamole pack
Dinner: already prepared rotisserie chicken and package of microwaveable steamed veggies (drizzle with olive oil or butter)

Example #3 – Family Friendly
Wake up: 8 oz water with lemon
Coffee or tea with coconut milk or oil, butter, or unsweetened non-dairy milk
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit
Snack (only if hungry): apple slices dipped in nut butter
Lunch: Lettuce wraps for you (turkey, avocado, peppers, etc wrapped in lettuce), sandwich for the family
Dinner: tacos for the family, taco bowl for you (ground meat, sauteed peppers, cheese, avocado, salsa)
Snack (only if hungry): sugar detox chocolate pudding
*may add maple syrup to the family’s portion, not yours!

**Make sure you are drinking at least 64 ounces of water throughout the day.

CLICK HERE FOR SUGAR DETOX MEAL IDEAS


*HAPPY SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE:
Weight Loss
Improved Sleep
More Energy
Mood Stabilization
Better Focus
Reduced Cravings
*results will vary by person


Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.
                              1 Timothy 4:15


 

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