By Kavata Kithome
When you think of sugar, normally you think of the piles of white powdery substance that you use in coffee, teas and oatmeal.
Sugar actually comes in many forms and is found in small (and great) amounts in many foods we eat regularly.
The American Heart Association says that current Americans consume 22 teaspoons of sugar per day, which is three times more than the recommended amount.
I have to admit, I’m not addicted to sugar, but I do recognize how much sugar I used to consume via some of my favorite foods. I didn’t read labels before and wasn’t aware. I decided one day to write down the sugar per serving of all my meals and was shocked at the intake I had. I realized I needed to pay attention and take a stand.
The Sugar Detox
At Fitlife, we have our clients go through a sugar detox during the 90 day transformation process to help reset the body and begin the healing process. By removing sugar, the client is not only able to detox and alleviate inflammation, but is also able to bring about health and wellness.
If you are like most of our clients, giving up sugar can be a daunting task. To help clients with this transition, we slowly wean them off of sugar; while we discourage processed and white sugar, we allow fruits in the first month as a snack and in the juices.
This approach of reducing or eliminating sugar from your meals can make the transition easier.
This process is very essential to cleaning up your overall diet and living your best life. If you need a place to start, The American Heart Association recommends women should consume no more than six teaspoons or 25 grams and men no more than nine teaspoons or 36 grams of sugar.
Meal Plan For A Week
This is a snippet of what our transformation clients are given during their coaching. This is a meal plan that was compiled by some of our brightest and greatest minds within Fitlife to offer our clients the most innovative health strategies and tips to help them succeed. I would encourage you to do a sugar detox and along with that, a one-week meal plan to help give you the ultimate boost you need.
Try this meal plan for a week and see how you feel; really take note of your body and what it’s telling you. We often encourage clients to keep a journal or log to help them gauge their progress.
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