Perhaps one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions that people have is to be healthier. Included in the broad category of “healthier” this typically includes a change in dietary habits. And after all the different holidays and parties, the motivation to change one’s dietary habits can be quite high.
We’ve all been there. Eating all the good stuff for a few weeks, and we start the New Year feeling bloated, sluggish, out of shape…you name it. But when we indulge, it’s easy for us to become hooked on one particular ubiquitous holiday food ingredient –sugar. It seems the more you eat, the more your body craves. And this causes problems for us when we do try to limit the sugary stuff and replace it with healthier foods.
Craving sugar happens because we’re wired for it. In nature, sugar signifies a rich source of energy – and therefore when we taste it, it tells that prehistoric part of our brain that we’ve found a source of rapid energy. While most of us have plenty of food readily available, our brains are still hard-wired for sugar. Thus, we can have strong cravings, and once we eat sugary foods, it’s easy to become ‘addicted’.
This is why it can be so tough to stop eating sugary foods, and why people so often fall short of their New Year’s resolution of changing their diets. They go cold turkey, but haven’t addressed their hard-wired addiction to sugar. A person then easily succumbs to eating the next sugary food they see because those cravings are still there, and probably stronger than ever due in part that it’s now a restriction.
One way to have success in switching to a healthier diet and getting off the sugar train is a dietary cleanse. A cleanse can help your body shake the sugar addiction and reset your taste buds to appreciate healthier, more nutritious foods.
A cleanse doesn’t mean you just take some concoction that makes you move your bowels all day long. Most of these so-called cleanses are just expensive laxatives.
A true cleanse addresses all of your organs of elimination, most notably the liver, where sugar is processed and even created in your body. Using a combination of the right foods and specific nutritional supplements that support the liver’s function, we can ‘reset’ the liver and your metabolic sugar cravings.
Sugar cravings can be tough to beat, but not impossible. Try the following for 7 days to reset your metabolism, and to free yourself from sugar cravings.
-Remove all flour-based foods from your diet. This includes breads, pastas, crackers, cookies, muffins, bagels, waffles or other foods made from flour. (These foods are rapidly digested and act just like pure sugar in the bloodstream.)
-Eat a diet rich in plant-based foods such as wild rice, vegetables and fruit.
-Eat lean proteins, such as seafood and poultry -Drink only water or herbal teas. No juice, sodas or other sweetened beverages.
-Supplement your diet with:
Lipotropic complex: supports healthy liver function so it can do its job clearing sugar from your body.
Mediclear: contains the cofactor vitamins, minerals, and protein necessary for detoxification and liver support. In addition to providing protein, it also serves as a multivitamin and mineral and contains anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Fiber Formula: a pure cleansing formula made of fiber and herbs to help with elimination, satiety and reduces sugar cravings.
You don’t need to do anything else. Just do this for 7 days and see how you feel. Breaking sugar cravings and allowing your body’s metabolism to reset will give you newfound energy, better rest, and most importantly you won’t have all those intense junk food cravings.
This is a great way to start the New Year, and will ensure your success in any other dietary endeavor you take on.