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2019 Box Detox!
December 31, 2018
We all indulged over the holidays and probably had a few more sweets than usual.
Join the 7220 community in our annual
30 Day Sugar/Alcohol Detox
from January 4th - February 2nd
(detox will be over before Superbowl Sunday!)
Although we believe in enjoying a treat now and then, sometimes we need to "reset" our system and cleanse our body of the sugar we've been overloading it with.
They say sugar could be even more addictive than cocaine. Weight-loss expert Dr Sally Norton warns the growing addiction to sugar is as dangerous as addictions to alcohol and tobacco, fueling obesity and increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
And as with any potentially addictive substance, the more we consume, the more our reward receptors get numbed to it – so we look for even more to re-create that ‘high’.
So if you find yourself constantly craving sugary treats (even more than usual at this time of year), the less than sweet truth is it may be more than a bad habit you’ve picked up over the festive season.
Warning: the first 3 days are the toughest! Get past those and it will get easier and you will feel better!
This is not the Whole 30, we are just trying to cut out those sweets.
*NO SUGAR means no candy, desserts, or foods with added refined sugar or syrups. Natural sugars like fruit are fine, of course! Try to stay away from sugar substitutes like sucralose and aspartame as well. If you need a bit of sweetener choose a natural sub like stevia but ideally you cut back on those as well as we are trying to "retrain" your brain to not crave sweet things.
Drink a lot of water to help curb cravings (plain or sparkling). Add a lemon, lime or mint for flavor.
For some of you who may need it (and you know who you are) we extend an added challenge of NO ALCOHOL during these 30 days.
Drinking regularly can lead to weight gain, just as eating too much sugar can. The calories in alcohol are "empty" calories, which means that the drinks lack essential nutrients. Over time, too many of these empty calories can cause you to put on excess weight.
Time to kick the habit! 30 days: NO SUGAR* NO ALCOHOL* We can do it together!