Cutting out sugar from the daily diet isn’t an easy task, and it can be a really difficult discipline to maintain on a long-term basis for many people. This nutrition writer went on a sugar-free diet for a month and she found out shocking benefits that she wasn’t even anticipating beforehand. Many people have common perception that athletes and marathon runners needs a robust high-insulin diet to get them going, but in reality, they follow a strict routine that ensures that they don’t suffer muscle mass loss or bone density due to reduction of sugar or fat from diet. She adds that it is highly essential to eliminate refined sugar from your diet, because it has the most adverse effects on our body. This way you can complement your diet with other natural sugar sources such as fruits and yogurt. When the amount of calories and carbohydrates is lesser than before in your food, then you can give yourself the liberty of enjoying natural treats such as full-fat milk or yogurt.
When embarking on this new sugar-free diet plan, you need to ensure that the amount of natural sugar in your daily food intake doesn’t exceed the amount of 8 grams per day. This might look easy to follow, but it can get quite difficult when you have to find out ingredients that don’t exceed the final amount of sugar in your dessert or main-course meal. She ate her favorite full-cream yogurt with granola – which was homemade because the granola bars found in the grocery store contained a high amount of sugar. In order to sweeten the taste of the final meal, she added small amounts of honey that remained within her daily maximum limit of sugar intake.
Contrary to the popular belief, depriving your body completely of sugar can actually make things worse for you in the long run. Not only does your body need some amount of sugar to insert insulin in your bloodstream, but it can also make some people quit the diet plan within the first few days because of having too many restrictions. You should give yourself the leverage of enjoying some cheat-meals every now and then, as long as they don’t pose serious threat to your constructional diet program. This means that you don’t have to sit in the corner during birthday parties or weekend cookout sessions, but you can take part in all the activities and allow yourself to lighten up your mood.
Cutting back on your sweet tooth can give you the opportunity of feeling lighter than before, and it was mainly due to the sudden change in your daily sugar intake. This means that even though you weighed the same on the scale, but you would feel a slight sense of freedom and rejuvenated. Don’t expect to entire go through a body transformation at the end of the 30-day diet plan, because it is slow transitional phase that demands strict discipline on a long-term basis.
This experiment would allow increase your willpower and you would be able to say to “No” to those untimely midnight sugar cravings. Despite the fact that you generally have a high self-control and restraint over your desires, but following this diet routine would open up new parameters of willpower for you that you have never experienced before. Next time, whether you see your favorite ice-cream scoops or dark chocolate mousse, you would be able to control your desires rather than succumbing to them due to your sweet tooth. After some period of time, you would feel a need to add more fruits and nuts in your daily food intake.