5. Eat More Protein.
It’s best to make a plan for going sugar free. If you have a plan in place, you won’t feel as overwhelmed or confused – especially once any sugar detox symptoms start!
How Do You Do A Sugar Detox?
3 p.m. snack: Nuts or veggies with hummus Welcome to the danger zone. “At about 3 p.m. our circadian rhythm starts to drop and that’s a time of fatigue for everybody,” Doerfler says. “Expect that you’re going to get the munchies and have a game plan in place.” For easy, portable ideas, check out this list of low-calorie foods that will actually fill you up.
In addition, unless you’re fasting purposefully and safely, skipping meals will drop your blood sugar and make you crave sweets and carbohydrates to bring it up again. Ideally, you would do some meal prepping during your sugar detox to help keep your meals consistent and balanced.
"I think people are most surprised by just how much of an effect sugar has on their bodies—something that they would never have been able to notice had they not cut it out," she says, adding that in addition to having the ability to make our bodies go haywire in minimal amounts, sugar is virtually everywhere in the modern diet. "Because there are over 50 different names given to sugars, it can make it even harder when reading food labels to determine what foods actually contain added sugar." That goes even for mostly virtuous vegans like myself. To embark on a sugar detox, I turned to nutritionists Maguire and Karen Thomson, along with registered dietician Isabel Smith.
There are other ways to keep your blood sugar healthy, so you don’t need to use as much insulin, and your glucose doesn’t get turned into fat.
Maybe, but that is not the primary goal. The goal of a sugar detox is to reduce your cravings for sugar and to move forward with less dependence on refined sugars.