It’s Day 24, and although it took you longer than others, you’ve finally come out of the Christmas cave and realize it’s no longer socially acceptable to lie around (whilst occasionally rolling over for food and water). When you stand up (after being horizontal for more days than you’d like to admit), you realize the weight you’ve put on, and generally, the amount of nonsense you’ve eaten.
It’s time for the Detox.
I’m talking no-mercy-hard-core-advanced-level detoxing. It’s time to step away from the sugar and reach for the not-so-attractive-but-you-know-it’s-good-for-you fruit bar.
The sugary white power is just as addictive as it’s illegal counterpart. The worst thing is, most of the time we’re not even aware of how much sugar we’re consuming. It starts with a little nibble of chocolate, then the next thing you know, you’re curled up under the table, surrounded by packets of family sized chocolate bars….(don’t judge me).
Anyway, here are some tricks to keep your cravings at bay.
Go for a natural fix: you know, it’s actually not that bad. If you’re a chocolate fiend like me, I’d recommend raw cacao for an indulgent antioxidant way to get your fix.
It’s a great source of fibre, protein and not to mention magnesium.
Replace, don’t chase: we’ve all done it, when we’re feeling down or need a sweet treat, sugar comes riding in as our knight in shining armor. Well, it’s time we replaced the shining armor with a natural, more productive solution. Replace the craving with a new task. Every time you crave sugar, you could do a three-minute impromptu dance, or even go for a walk; just do something to help the craving pass.
You may suffer from fatigue and headaches for the fist few days, but once you get to the other side you’ll notice a difference in your skin and generally, your moods.
Let the detox begin.