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.
This is a 3-day diet plan that does miracles:
Breakfast: 1 cup of oats with berries and seeds/almonds/or 3 eggs (boiled or scrambled).
Morning snack: 1 normal size bowl of nuts.
Lunch: Chicken breast with cooked butternut almonds, beans, parsnips, beets, carrots, and squash.
Dinner: Salmon with fried mushrooms and broccoli or broiled fish with one medium size bowl of green beans.
Breakfast: One cup of steel-cut oats plus berries and seeds or almonds or 3 scrambled eggs with an addition of spinach.
Mid-morning snack: a medium size bowl of nuts.
Lunch: Grilled zucchini with lemon and yellow and red peppers, thyme and vinegar dressing or a shredded red and green cabbage salad plus shredded carrots with salt, lemon and olive oil dressing, garnished with chopped parsley.
Dinner: steamed green vegetables plus a vegetable casserole and perfect bean soup or baked cod and roasted turnips and Brussels sprouts.
Breakfast: One normal cup of steel cut oats plus berries and almonds or seeds /a 3 scrambled eggs with sautéed kale and shrimp, walnut and radish salad.
Mid-morning snack: 1 medium size bowl of nuts.
Lunch: Roasted chicken thighs with incredible flavoring rosemary, sage and lemon or oven roasted chicken with thyme, black olives, and onion.
Dinner: mushrooms with garlic broth, bay leaves , thyme, celery, carrots, and onion or penne pasta (with brown rice) with a meat tomato sauce, basil, and mushrooms.
Sugar Detox Drinks
Instead of unhealthy sugary drinks, drink these detox waters and hot drinks. They will help you to improve the work of your metabolism.
Detox water: chop one of these: oranges, strawberries, blueberries or grapefruits, including some fresh mint or rosemary. Add them to a glass jar with water. Store it in a fridge and drink it daily.
Tea: consume unsweetened green or herbal tea 3 times per day.
Coffee: you should avoid drinking more than 1 cup of black coffee without sugar per day.
This diet plan is proved to calm sugar cravings, so don’t wait to try it.
BONUS: Dr. Fuhrman’s Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss
(Please note the same foods that fight cancer fight fat storage)
- Eat a large green salad as your main dish at least once a day, with a healthy dressing.
- Eat two ounces of nuts and seeds a day. Include walnuts and flax seeds.
- Eat some beans every day, in a soup, chili or burger.
- Eat a large serving of cooked green vegetables every day.
- Eat one fresh fruit with each meal
Remember, you need to flood your cells with micronutrients from lots of healthy foods if you are going to get rid of food addictions, cravings, and chronic emotional overeating.