Nowadays it is well known that sugar can be detrimental to our overall health. Actually, the high intake of sweets, cakes or even products with ″hidden sugar″, such as low-fat yogurt, can lead to wrinkles, energy crashes and weight gain.

If you cannot go without a sugary coffee in the morning, if you need some energy boost in the afternoon and if you have failed to cut down eating carbohydrates, you are probably a sugar addict.

Here are the main reasons why you should avoid sugar intake at all costs:

• It has not any nutritional value and provides ″empty calories″
• It depletes the body from minerals
• It may cause diabetes
• It causes heart problems
• It depletes the body of energy
• It can cause cancer
• It may cause eczema
• It contributes to premature aging
• It increases the risk of arthritis
• It triggers hypoglycemia
• It may cause ulcers
• It weakens the eyesight
• It suppresses the immunity
• It may cause adrenal fatigue
• It raises the levels of serotonin
• It may cause gallstones
• It is extremely addictive

7-Day Sugar Detox Diet

Day 1

• For breakfast you should consume – Baked eggs and cheesy spinach
• Your mid-morning snack should be composed of – Tamari almonds
• Your lunch should contain- Cheesy sweet peppers low in carbohydrates and green salad
• Your dinner should include – Spinach; baked stuffed chicken; cucumber tomato feta salad
• Snack – ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, low-fat ricotta cheese and several drops of vanilla stevia

Day 2

• For breakfast you can eat – Tomato feta frittata (sun-dried)
• As a mid-morning snack consume – Tamari almonds
• Your lunch should contain – Spinach, chicken and pepper peppers
• Your afternoon snack should be made up of – Raw veggies and spinach dip
• Your dinner should include – Mushrooms, Turkey lettuce cups, sautéed spinach and peppers
• Snack – cheese stick

Day 3

• Your breakfast should include – Peanut Butter – (Protein Smoothie)
• The mid-morning should be composed of – 3 hard boiled eggs (whites only)
• Your lunch should contain – sweet peppers; mixed green salad; leftover of Turkey lettuce cups and tomatoes dressed with vinegar and extra virgin olive oil
• For afternoon snack consume – Feta frittata
• Your dinner should include – Light vegetable soup; fresh herbs; grilled chicken
• Snack –vanilla pudding – (sugar-free)

Day 4

• For breakfast you can take – Sante Fe Frittata’s
• As a mid-morning snack consume – cheese stick
• Your lunch should contain – cilantro chicken salad with grilled chicken
• The afternoon snack should be made up of – sugar-free peanut butter on celery
• Your dinner should include – mini Zucchini cheese bites, bean stew and crock pot chicken
• Snack – ½ cup of low-fat cottage cheese topped with slices of cucumber

Day 5

• For breakfast you should consume – Sante Fe Frittata’s
• Your mid-morning snack should be made up of – raw veggies with spicy Mediterranean feta dip
• Your lunch should contain – Tomatoes, soup, sweet peppers, green salad with cucumber dressed with vinegar and extra virgin olive oil
• For afternoon snack you can eat – Cucumber tomato – feta salad
• Your dinner should include –cheesy bread sticks low in carbohydrates and Italian green bean salad
• Snack –vanilla pudding – (sugar-free)

Day 6

• Your breakfast should contain – Crustless egg muffin
• For mid-morning snack take – vanilla stevia, ½ cup of cottage cheese / ricotta with ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
• Your lunch should contain – green bean salad and cheesy bread sticks
• For afternoon snack consume – spicy Mediterranean dip and raw veggies
• Your dinner should include – garlic lemon chicken drumsticks and zucchini noodles
• Snack – 3 hard-boiled eggs (whites only)

Day 7

• Your breakfast should be consisted of– mushrooms and scrambled eggs with sautéed spinach
• For mid-morning snack consume – ½ cup of cottage cheese
• Your lunch should contain – Zucchini noodles and light vegetable soup
• The afternoon snack should include – Tamari almonds
• Your dinner should include – leftover green bean salad and chicken drumsticks
• Snack –vanilla pudding- (sugar-free)

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