Full disclosure here! I have been trying to live a healthy lifestyle for many years. Sometimes it has worked and other times…okay many other times, it has not.
As a working mom, life is busy! I’ve often been too physically tired and too emotionally exhausted, to have the willpower that was necessary to stick to my diet. I’ve tried paleo, keto and a million other diets and honestly, none of them worked for me or they were too difficult to stick with.
Occasionally, I had a few good months in a row where I started to see results, but then the inevitable happened. And I know I’m not the only one! I’m sure you’ve felt it too. It’s that pull towards the kitchen, most often in the evening after dinner. Right? Or what about that late afternoon slump at the office? The one that has you running out for a coffee and a sugary dessert.
I would even justify my actions…after all, eating healthy all day totally justified an afternoon sweet snack. I just needed a little something to perk me back up again to finish the day! But eventually, I noticed a pattern. So, what was it that was consistently tripping me up?
That’s right. It was my sugar addiction. I realized that without addressing the real issue, I would only continue to fail at every attempt to maintain healthy habits. The elephant in the room was sugar and the sooner I cut it out for good, the sooner I would see permanent results in my body, energy levels and moods. It was time to approach things differently.
Once I knew what I needed to do, I did some research and came across a program called Quit Sugar for Good. It seemed to have a completely different approach to any of the other options on the market. Many people were claiming wonderful results and I was eager to find out if it would work for me too.
So, what is the Quit Sugar for Good approach to a healthy lifestyle? Well, it begins with their Sugar Crush Detox Program. That’s right it’s a detox! Think of it as a complete 360degree lifestyle change. Kind of like going to rehab for a sugar addiction. Because that’s what it is, it’s an addiction. And that’s why so many of us have been relapsing. Without the proper support system, trying to quit a damaging habit is an exercise in futility. I should know, I’ve been trying for years! But finally, thanks to this discovery, I am finally living sugar free and I have never felt better!
This is how it works. The Sugar Crush Detox Program is basically a health and wellness package that teaches you how to reduce the sugar in your diet in a slow and manageable way. But before you start cutting it out, it’s important to understand why you need to do so.
When you understand what sugar is doing to your body, it’s easier to make the necessary changes. Over five weeks, this detox program will gently wean you off the first round of added sugars. In the past, I quit before making progress because I tried to do so cold turkey. Big mistake! The Sugar Crush Detox Program does the job slowly and surely so that you can feel results without feeling any cravings. I immediately saw a difference in my physical metabolism!
After round one, there is a great bonus section in the three books that are included. They are called Breakthrough Gut Health, Energy Boosting Super Foods and 14 Ways to Reduce Blood Sugar. There is also a guide entitled Crushing Cravings and a workbook that gives you the opportunity to track your progress.
I had read about the advantages to cutting sugar out of my diet. Things like higher metabolism, more energy, better sleep, less mood swings but I didn’t really think I would feel any of those things. After all, my ultimate goal was to lose weight. I was wrong! Using the Quit Sugar for Good program, I found that all this was true and more.
Let me make this easy for you! Check out the details behind these advantages to cutting out sugar.
Quitting sugar will change your weight even if you don’t change anything else in your diet. And that includes working out! I really didn’t want to have to work out like mad in order to see results. I just don’t have time for that. But by quitting sugar, I didn’t have to. The weight just dropped off me!
That zombie feeling that hits in the late afternoon? You remember the one that I used to feed with coffee and sweets? Gone! I learned that sugar actually blocks the body from keeping a store of energy. What happens is that you end up trying to raise your blood sugar (which feels like an energy boost) by consuming sugar. All this does is give you spikes of highs and lows. As soon as you quit added sugar, your blood sugar stabilizes and you have a constant flow of energy all day long.
I used to be that person who was awake several hours every night. Staring at the walls, stressing that I needed to sleep but just couldn’t. My insomnia would give anxiety and make it even harder to get through the following day. Through this program, I learned that sleep is necessary for good mental health as it helps to clean the brain of toxins, improve memory and regulate metabolism.
Good sleep habits happen when your insulin levels are regulated and your blood sugars are balanced. This can never happen if you are feeding your body added sugars! Living sugar free actually helps your brain to relax at bedtime, fall into a deeper sleep that cleans out the brain and helps you to have regulated moods and energy levels when you are awake.
Lower the Risks of Disease
Diabetes is often a result of excessive weight gain, which in turn can be a result of overeating an excess of sugar. This pattern sometimes creates an insulin resistance, which can eventually lead to diabetes. For myself, I have family members with diabetes and I have seen what this has done to their health. I didn’t want this for myself. I also wanted to model good habits for my children. So, learning that cutting out sugar can decrease rates of heart disease and diabetes made it very motivating for me.
Through the Quit Sugar for Good program, I learned that by having added sugar in your body, changes in your hormone levels begin to happen. Sugar disrupts the natural flow of insulin and insulin is one of the body’s strongest hormones. This why I often had crazy mood swings that felt as uncontrollable to me as they seemed to my family. In the past five weeks since I started this program, my kids and my husband have noticed that I am happier and less emotionally volatile. By helping my health, I inadvertently made a difference in my family life and that’s a bonus that goes right to the top of the list for me!
Here’s what it comes down to ladies…sugar is controlling you. It controlled me most of my adult life and it gave me nothing but problems. I kept gaining weight and keeping it on, no matter what nutrition plan I tried. I was permanently exhausted both physically and mentally. My emotional state was very often out of control and I was miserable.
Learning what I needed to do to change all of that was liberating. But it was also terrifying. I didn’t want to be a slave to a new diet. I was scared that by cutting out sugar, I would be expected to never eat sweets again. What about of my child’s birthday? Or my own? What about a glass of wine? We all know that wine has carbohydrates which are turned into sugar in the blood. Would I have to give up all the things that I enjoyed? So, you can imagine how relieved I was to learn that the answer was a resounding, NO!
The Quit Sugar for Good program is about freedom! Freedom from the cravings. Freedom from the dependence we have on sugar. We should be able to choose when we want to have a treat and enjoy it when we do. What we want, is to eliminate our dependence on sugar to get through the day. Instead of feeling those highs and lows and forever chasing them with more sugar, the goal is to live a balanced lifestyle instead.
When you understand what sugar does to the body and how it is not helping you at all, it is easier to live sugar free. Then on special occasions when you do choose to ingest sugar, you are doing so by choice and not by addiction. The Quit Sugar for Good program has changed my life and I have never felt better. Their Sugar Crush Detox Program weaned me off of sugar and helped me to finally be living sugar free!
If you have tried this program as well, I would love to hear about your experience! If you have tried another program for cutting out sugar, tell us about it!
Happy Easter weekend everybody!