What can I say, I really hate them. I hate the thought of restricting myself only to a certain kind of food. I hate the thought of enforced limitation. I hate this constant obsession with what to eat, what not to eat. I prefer to live by principles, not set rules.
But if there is one diet I am intrigued by, it’s the Sugar Detox Diet. Unlike other kinds of diets that have weight loss as a main goal, this detox helps to clear toxins out of the body and most importantly, balance sugar levels. When your sugar levels are balanced, cravings drop and you feel more energetic in general. The decreased level of sugar also helps the body focus on repairing itself rather than looking tired and sallow all the time since sugar binds to collagen which contributes to a duller complexion. Clearing sugar from my diet has really helped me so much. The 10+ kg weight loss has been a bonus of course, but to wake up each day happy and energetic is something I wish for everyone else as well. (That, and a fatter wallet because there is no longer any need to spend on make up! Hurray!)
When I suggested limiting sugar as a starting point for friends who were interested in how to embark on a healthier diet, I was met with much aghast. The 21 day sugar detox recommends breaking away from things that wreak havoc with your blood sugars like white rice, bread, pastries, sweet, anything with refined sugar. The only fruits they allow are green tipped bananas and green apples. Sounds extreme? But only for 21 days! Most of the people I talked to had only one question— THEN WHAT DO I EAT?!
So to help everyone out, I’ll be going on the same detox diet for the next 21 days as well and I will be logging every single thing that I eat with pictures to give you a better idea of how you can do in a laksa- filled Singapore.
I hope that at the end of the day you would be able to see that continuing to eat as you have always done, hawker centre food everyday etc, is really the thing that is limiting you. When you learn to appreciate real food with all its amazing and natural tastes, it’s really like a party in your mouth.
21 days. No sugar. No white carbohydrates. A whole repertoire of food to choose from. I guarantee that in 21 days, you would find yourself more aware of what really goes into your food, all the hidden sugars in everything. Your tastebuds will sharpen and you would be able to appreciate food as it’s meant to be. You would also find that instead of limiting yourself, your food choices have never been so wide or so varied. You would come to appreciate food and the myraid of ways it can be prepared for consumption.
21 days. You ready? 🙂
For more information on the 21daysugardetox or to buy the program, you can visit
Balanced Bites 21daysugardetox
Or for a FREE list and more information, visit Rose Cole Wellness 21 Day Sugar Detox
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