How crazy is that?! A 1/3 of all Americans will have diabetes by 2050. Diabetes is a preventable disease.
Here are some tips you can do to decrease your sugar intake:
Switch out soda for fruit infused water or unsweetened iced-tea (my favorite infused water to make is Watermelon and mint).
Read ingredient lists of ALL products in the grocery store before you buy.
Increase daily fiber consumption.
Women 25 grams fiber per day.
Men 38 grams fiber per day.
Eliminate simple carbohydrates such as cookies, white bread, pasta, donuts, chips etc.
Eat more complex carbohydrates such as whole wheat bread, oats, brown rice, quinoa, etc.
Get enough sleep! When the body does not get enough rest, the hormones that regulate satiety and hunger are out of balance.
Ghrelin, is the hormone that tells the body it is hungry. When the body is not fully rested this hormone is higher than the hormone that tells the body it's full, Leptin. Resulting in increased cravings and want to snack.
Even when you do eat, the body doesn't feel satisfied, and wants more food. The foods being craved are usually high sugary snacks. They body wants these foods so it can get a momentarily high and feel alert. But, as with all things that go up, they must come down.
The body then craves more sugar to feel alert again. This creates a rollercoaster effect of sugar highs and lows.
How do you solve this problem and get your blood sugar levels back to normal and increase your energy levels???
✨ By following the tips above and completing LKN's Sugar Detox Challenge.