The Western world has an addiction problem, but it’s not just with drugs or alcohol—it’s with sugar. Sugar is in almost everything we eat—not just in the highly processed, fructose-soaked snacks we love, but hidden in “healthier” foods that most people wouldn’t expect, such as bread, fruit, and dairy.
The average westerner consumes more than seventy pounds of sugar each year, even though a high-sugar diet can be detrimental to nearly all areas of health and beauty. The side effects aren’t just weight gain—they’re premature aging and an increased risk of diabetes, atherosclerosis, heart disease, and even cataracts.
GIVE UP SUGAR FOR 3 DAYS
After three days of being off sweets, your headaches and fatigue will lift and you’ll have less intense needs for a sugar fix. Then we can really begin the work of retraining the taste buds, to enjoy food with a lower level of sugar intensity and in normal amounts.
BE PREPARED FOR TOXIC HUNGER
It may be a tough 72 hours, but you won’t be left without a life raft. We are going to be putting some great foods, in sugar’s place that will minimize the discomfort and arm you with what you need to make the transition easier. And, over time, your taste buds and food preferences change, and the old addictive drives and cravings fall away.