If you’re trying to improve your health this year, kicking your sugar habit is a must. You may find yourself in a vicious cycle of sugar highs and lows and not even realize that sugar is the culprit. Sugar is responsible for a number of health woes, including insulin resistance, fatty liver disease, and heart disease. It’s shocking that sugar is found in almost all processed foods, and is nearly impossible to avoid if you eat a typical Western diet.
By making conscious, healthy meal choices and loading your plate with whole, unprocessed foods, you can get off the sugar roller-coaster for good. We’ve got a simple 7-day plan to stop eating sugar that will set you up for clean, healthy eating all year long.
Start with a No-Sugar Breakfast
Savory Smoothie Bowl (exclusive to The Good Stuff!)
- 6 cups arugula
- 1 avocado
- 2 organic tomatoes
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped onion
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1 cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Make my yummy savory smoothie bowl for breakfast to stop eating sugar. Blend together the arugula, avocado, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and water until it is in puree form. Top it with sliced avocado and tomato before adding a touch of salt and pepper to taste.
Say goodbye to high sugar cereals with little nutritional value. Wake up and feed your body a high protein meal that’ll keep you going for hours. These no-recipe needed low-sugar breakfast ideas are a great start.
7 Brilliant Breakfasts:
- MONDAY – 3 Eggs Omelet with Spinach
- TUESDAY – Green Smoothie
- WEDNESDAY – Scrambled Eggs and Bacon
- THURSDAY – Veggie Omelet
- FRIDAY – Hard-boiled Eggs
- SATURDAY – Smoothie Bowl
- SUNDAY – Raw Nuts & Berries
Grab a High Protein Snack
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Toss your sugar-laden treats and replace them with healthy snacks. Reach for high-quality protein snacks like nuts, and nosh on fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.
7 Simple Snack Ideas:
- MONDAY – Raw Almonds
- TUESDAY – Apple Slices+ Almond Butter
- WEDNESDAY – Avocado
- THURSDAY – Larabar
- FRIDAY – Macadamia Nuts
- SATURDAY – Hard-boiled Egg
- SUNDAY – Blueberries and Nut Mix
Pack a Filling Lunch
Plain & Perfect Hummus
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Choosing non-processed foods for lunch will keep you from feeling sluggish all afternoon. Fresh, nutrient-dense vegetables paired with protein make a winning lunch combo, and these 7 lunch ideas are easy to prepare and take to work.
7 Low-Carb, No-Sugar Lunch Ideas:
- MONDAY – Veggie Salad + Grilled Salmon
- TUESDAY- Hummus and carrots
- WEDNESDAY – Avocado and Shredded Chicken
- THURSDAY – Raw Veggie and Sprout Salad with EVOO
- FRIDAY- Tuna and Cucumbers
- SATURDAY- Big Veggie Salad
- SUNDAY- Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado
Do Dinner Right
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Keep dinner simple and satisfying. It’s important to finish your day with a healthy dinner (and no dessert) so your body will feel great, and these seven dinner ideas are perfect health boosters to help you to stop eating sugar.
7 Deliciously Easy Dinner Ideas: