If you think going off sugar is a good idea, you’re definitely on the track towards vital and vibrant health.
Removing sugar from your diet is a smart way to lose weight, increase your energy levels and improve your mood, but only if you do it the right way.
So often people get rid of sugar without really knowing what to do. Here are my top tips for making sure you get the results you’re after when you eliminate sugar.
What Not to Do
Don’t get rid of sugar and fat at the same time
Maybe you think you’ll kill two birds with one stone and cut fat at the same time as sugar. First of all, fat doesn’t make you fat, sugar does. Even if you eat 4 tablespoons of coconut oil in one sitting, you’ll STILL lose weight if you cut sugar. Fat is essential for stabilizing blood sugar levels and curbing your sugar cravings, so make sure you get plenty of healthy fat at every meal.
Don’t drink or eat “diet” anything
Aspartame is NOT healthy and will make it so much harder for you to lose weight. It’s totally toxic and was originally invented as a type of rat poison. Practically everything labeled diet or sugar-free has aspartame so stay away from anything with these labels.
Don’t load up on natural sugar like dried fruit and bananas
Some natural sugar is okay if there’s enough fiber to counter the insulin spike. Bananas and dried fruits like dates are notoriously high in sugar and will make it all the more difficult to eliminate cravings.
Don’t keep eating bread and refined carbohydrates
Bread and refined carbohydrates like pasta, potatoes, and white rice, don’t look like they contain sugar, but these foods break down into sugar once digested. If you keep eating them, you’ll keep craving sugar, and you’ll wonder what you’re doing wrong.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if you mess up
Everyone slips up now and again. Be gentle with yourself if you make a mistake or have a weak moment and vow to keep trying. Don’t let one slip upstart you on an outright binge.
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Do you love your breakfast? Do you have a shortlist of “go-to” recipes? Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again?
Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism, and weight loss.
This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it.
So I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your soon-to-be favorite new “go-to” sugar-free and Candida-diet friendly breakfasts.
Breakfast Food #1: Eggs
Yes, eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food. And for good reason!
No, I’m not talking about processed egg whites in a carton. I mean actual whole “eggs”.
Egg whites are mostly protein while the yolks are the real nutritional powerhouses. Those yolks contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats.
Eggs have been shown to help you feel full, keep you feeling fuller longer, and help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin.
Not to mention how easy it is to boil a bunch of eggs and keep them in the fridge for a “grab and go” breakfast when you’re running short on time.
And…nope the cholesterol in eggs is not associated with an increased risk of arterial or heart diseases.
One thing to consider is to try to prevent cooking the yolks at too high a temperature because that can cause some of the cholesterol to become oxidized. It’s the oxidized cholesterol that’s heart unhealthy.
Tip: Are you buying store brand organic eggs? You’ll be shocked to learn that these are not a healthy choice.
Check out Cornucopia.org and specifically this page for an organic egg scorecard to find the healthiest eggs in your area.
My favorite eggs are from Vital Farms…the yolks are a beautiful orange color which means healthy eggs and they’re oh so delicious!
Breakfast Food #2: Nuts and/or Seeds
Nuts and seeds contain protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Nuts and/or seeds would make a great contribution to breakfast.
Don’t be fooled by “candied” nuts, sweetened nut/seed butter, or chia “cereals” with added sugars – you know I’m talking about the real, whole, unsweetened food here.
Nuts and seeds are also the ultimate fast food if you’re running late in the mornings. Grab a small handful of organic almonds, walnuts, or sprouted pumpkin seeds as you’re running out the door; you can nosh on them while you’re commuting.
Not to mention how easy it is to add a spoonful of nut or seed butter into your morning breakfast smoothie.
Hint: If you like a creamy latte in the mornings try making one with nut or seed butter. Just add your regular hot tea and a tablespoon or two of a creamy nut or seed butter in your blender & blend until frothy.
Tip: Soak your nuts overnight and then use a dehydrator to make them easier to digest.
Breakfast Food #3: Veggies
Yes, you already know you really should get protein at every meal including breakfast; but this also applies to veggies. You know I would be remiss to not recommend veggies at every meal, right?
Veggies are powerhouses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, fiber, and water. You can’t go wrong adding them to every single meal of the day so if you don’t already you should definitely try them for breakfast!
And no, you don’t need to have a salad or roasted veggies for breakfast if you don’t want to but you totally can! You wouldn’t be breaking any “official” breakfast rules or anything like that.
Adding some protein to leftover veggies is a great combination for any meal. Including breakfast.
I’ve included a delicious recipe below for you to try (and customize) for your next breakfast.
A quick and easy sugar-free, Candida-diet friendly breakfast that's healthy and delicious too!
Looking for a sugar detox diet plan. You’re in the right place. I’m excited to announce my Ditch the Sugar Fall Clean Eating Program coming soon! I’ve been putting the finishing touches on this sugar detox program and I can’t wait to share it with you. If you are wanting to crush those relentless sugar cravings this program will be the jump start you need to take control of your health so you can feel amazing. Does dropping unwanted weight and sleeping like a baby excite you? Um, it does to me. Sleep is high priority for me, how about for you? Digestive troubles? Candida wreaking havoc on your hormones? Immune system not kickin’ into gear? All of these things can be a sign of toxicity and inflammation. Refined white sugar is inflammatory and also highly addictive for many people. Inflammation is what is now known to be the instigator in most, if not all, health conditions.
I will admit that I was a sugar addict once upon a time. I had to take control of my health and how I was eating because my health was suffering. It was really hard to do but I did it and I’m really glad I did. It has changed my life in a myriad of ways; clearer skin, more energy, stronger immunity and best of all no more Candida! This is why I created the Ditch the Sugar Fall Clean Eating Program. I’m going to share with you what I have learned and how this program can help get you started so you can break free from those nasty sugar cravings, drop some unwanted “lb’s” and get your energy mojo back. Subscribe to my newsletter or my feed to get all the juicy details in your inbox on how you can get started.