Why Sugar Is Off The Menu
One of my other passions (besides gratitude) is guiding people to make healthy lifestyle choices so that they can make permanent changes. As the founder of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, I’ve had my fair share of personal challenges when it comes to sugar – and that’s why sugar is off the menu – not only in the detox, but as much as possible in our every day lives.
Gratitude Tip: During this holiday season, I encourage you to pay close attention to how your body is feeling after you eat. It’s so easy to say yes to foods that don’t serve us, except in the moment. Show gratitude for all of the effort and great choices you’ve made this year by continuing to respect your body and choosing nourishing foods as often as possible.
Let’s enjoy the holiday season without completely getting off track! Sugar is so very addictive and it’s easy to fall off the wagon when it comes to eating sugar. What I notice is that when I have too much sugar, I quickly have a drop in energy, and I’m super tired. My digestion is off and I end up craving more sugar and carbs. All it takes for me is a few servings of chocolate or sweets to set off the cycle of cravings again. Having given up sugar completely for several months at a time, I know how my body feels when I’m not eating it. This can be a challenge for many who don’t really know what it feels like to not eat sugar every day.
During my Get Your Healthy Back nutrition seminar, I talk about Simple Nutrition. In my opinion, simple nutrition consists of :
- Low-glycemic carbohydates
- Healthy fats
- Adequate protein
- An abundance of fiber
- Limiting sugar, dairy, gluten and alcohol
I’ve been working with clients for almost a decade in nutrition and wellness, and I’ve been my own guinea pig a lot! In 2015, this is what I’ve found to work best for myself and the majority of my clients. As we are all individuals, what I have found is that these simple nutrition tips work well for most people. Especially the increase in fiber intake!
Every January, I do the 5 Day RESET Jumpstart program with my clients. I am not in a place where I am looking to lose weight, I choose to do this program to get rid of the sugar and carb cravings that creep up during the holiday season. Personally, I am very sensitive to sugar, and this program helps me to quickly get back on track. Many of my clients choose to do this program to release a few pounds of holiday weight and about 50% will continue with a 4, 8 or 12 week program to reach their personal goals. You can order your own RESET program on my website or contact me to get yours over the holidays so you’re ready to start with us on Monday Jan 4th. Email me your receipt (info (at) julieboyer.com) and I’ll send you a FREE Blender Bottle with any order placed before Dec 31st (valid in Canada only).