Sugar   "I'm surrounded by sugar, send reinforcements!"   Have you thought that at all these past few days? The days before and after Halloween are some tough days in the war on fat.   I am good about avoiding sugar, when it is not around. But when it is in my house, it must be taken down and I am very qualified to do so. I am the guy that thinks it would be a little more "fun" if I didn't have to eat 20 tiny Snickers. Just make them bigger please. No self control.   I need to get off this stuff! Who's with me? Then, I want to share the 3 Week Sugar Cleanse from my Fix Fat Forever Weight Loss System with you.  
This simple, but effective process can help you wean off sugar and jumpstart your health and wellness plans. If you stick to this plan you can expect to: -lose weight -gain more energy -increase mental clarity -improve emotional well­-being.   Not too bad right? So, here we go:   For the first week, your main goal is to cultivate awareness and mindfulness. Practice reading labels and identifying all the sources of added sugar in your diet. I typed up a “50 Sneaky Names For Sugar" document to help with the detective work. A fun and slightly disturbing game is to look at the cereal you or your kids eat and see how many you can find in the ingredients.   50 sneaky names for sugar   This is a great way to teach kids to read nutrition labels as well, and most children enjoy being a nutritional detective. Plus kids will hold you accountable. As I have learned over the past few days with a stern 7 year old wondering why Kit Kat supply has dwindled. He knows the exact amount! I thought it was the perfect crime…   For the second week, start increasing your consumption of whole foods. By adding in healthful choices, you will cut out processed and packaged foods.  These foods are often our main sources of added sugar.   Make sure you pay attention to the beverages you consume as well, and, if possible, substitute sugary beverages with water and tea (not sweet tea, sorry). One word of caution: Artificial sweeteners do more harm than good, so you want to avoid diet drinks as well.   For the third and last week, avoid all forms of sugar and no artificial sweeteners either. You may choose to use natural sweeteners very sparingly if you have to and you can also sweeten your food using fruit juices or puree in very small amounts. The first couple of days may be a little tough, but you should be free of your sugar dependency by the middle of this third week.   If you would like to pick up a copy of the Fix Fat Forever Weight Loss System, you can get one here --->Fix Fat Forever Your results are guaranteed or your money magically returns. It is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change.