Lose Weight, Feel Better –Sugar Detox Diet in Just 3 Days

3-Day Sugar Detox Diet

 

Day 1

Breakfast: 1 cup of steel cut oats with berries and seeds or almonds – OR – 3 scrambled eggs
Mid-morning snack: A small bowl of nuts
Lunch: Chicken breast (poached) with a bowl of lightly cooked butternut squash, carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, beans and almonds
Dinner: Broiled fish with a bowl of green beans – OR- Salmon with stir-fried broccoli and mushrooms (enjoy both of these dishes for your meal if you are really hungry)

Day 2

Breakfast: 1 cup of steel cut oats with berries and seeds or almonds – OR – 3 scrambled eggs with spinach (sautéed)
Mid-morning snack: A small bowl of nuts
Lunch: Grilled zucchini with red and yellow peppers and a dressing of lemon, vinegar and thyme – OR -A shredded green and red cabbage salad tossed with shredded carrots, drizzled with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and salt, and garnished with chopped parsley
Dinner: Steamed green vegetables of your choice with a vegetable casserole and bean soup – OR – Baked cod with stir-fried bok choy and roasted Brussels sprouts and turnips

Day 3

Breakfast: 1 cup of steel cut oats with berries and seeds or almonds – OR – A 3-egg omelette with shrimp and a sautéed kale, radish and walnut salad
Mid-morning snack: A small bowl of nuts
Lunch: Pan-roasted chicken thighs with rosemary, sage and lemon – OR – Oven-roasted chicken with onion, black olives, and thyme
Dinner: Mushroom heads with a broth of garlic, onion, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaves- OR- Penne pasta (made of brown rice) with a mushroom, basil and tomato meat sauce

Sugar Detox Drinks

Eliminating sugary drinks from your diet is a sure-fire way to beat the addiction.
Replacing sugary fruit juices with detox waters and healthy hot concoctions will boost your detox efforts and won’t deprive you of your beverage intake.

Detox water: Slice or chop one of these fruits – grapefruits, blueberries, strawberries or oranges – as well as some fresh rosemary or mint, and add them to a medium-size mason jar of filtered water. Store and drink it every day.

Tea: Drink unsweetened herbal or green tea 3 times daily.

Coffee: Drink no more than 1 cup of unsweetened black coffee daily.

Tips to Remember:

Stay away from products like honey, agave nectar, maple syrup and all forms of artificial sweeteners to avoid binging. If you are exposed to even a small amount of sugar, you will want more and more.

Fight the cravings. It will be a challenge, so buckle up!

Replace fast-carbohydrate foods, such as white bread and fruit juices, with slow-carbohydrate foods like whole grains. They will regulate the release of sugar in your bloodstream, preventing a sugar overload and consequent cravings.

Always cook with extra-virgin olive oil.