SEVEN days without sugar

Food is a fundamental need to meet. Serving the high “need” of taste buds is a blow to your good health. We are not living to eat but eating to live. If you are really serious to lead a healthy, happy, active, and purposeful life, balanced food is an answer to much of your food habits. The most SINGLE hazardous to health item is sugar. Sugar being the fatal saturated carbohydrate plays havoc to our health if not kept in check. Let see how sugar can be checked in our daily intakes to achieve seven days without sugar target.

The first and foremost step is to say goodbye to all items with added sugar. Difficult but not impossible is to train your taste buds first. Resist, avoid, and ultimately you will end up dealing with a sweet tooth. Though a healthy diet is a precious thing to fall in love with but Its always fine to treat your buds once in a while.

Types of added sugar products

Soda, energy, Fruit & corroborated drinks 49.7%

Grain-based desserts 12.9%

Dairy desserts 6.5%

Candy 6.1%

Sugar syrups, Toppings, Honey 5.4%

Cold cereals 3.8 Yeast bread 2.1%

All other foods 13.5%

Less begin the chapter of a healthy diet to lose the excess weight and stay in shape. Don’t skip your workout. Either love you running, swimming, yoga, cycling, or any other exercise. Stick to that while following the mentioned food suggestions. You can always switch items according to your taste preference as far as they are counted healthy.

Day 1

A usual afternoon fig bar, a handful of banana chips, few drops of honey in hot lemon tea is all about to live with. Be quick to understand that sugar is everywhere, you name the food and sugar is residing inside. Your choices are limited now. Stick to your 7 days chart. The day one is your real test to make or break. If it goes fine, you are now on the right track to face the fatigue of day 2.

Day 2

So the first difficulty has passed. Going shopping for safe food with spinach and kale, fresh zucchini, more spaghetti squash, a carton of egg whites, cheeses, soy milk, fresh fruits, and lots of proteins, like chicken & fish are must on the list.

Day 3

Start the day with scrambled egg whites with cheese, spinach, and mushrooms. Now the chicken in lunch with salad prepared to your taste. Any veggie is the answer if you still feeling short of quantity. Remember to add a chicken or fish-filled sandwich at dinner.

Day 4:

Your routine is set for 3 days now. Choices are limited and a mix of selection from the previous 3 days menu is your smart combination. The mixing is fixing! You know. Though limited, you still have a lot to satisfy your basic hunger needs. Oat cereal with grapes or avocado for breakfast. Your favorite fruits for supper. Garlic boiled rice with basic steamed meat or gravy will serve your appetite this day.

Day 5

Take fried egg with a bran bread slice and a handful of grapes, skip the brunch if you are in habit of. The lunch must be lighter, a bread but suitably stuffed with salad and fruits.  Choose simple, healthy biscuits with tea or coffee (with no sugar bar or dry milk). The lighter sweat-less dinner of seafood soup accompanied by garlic bread in the early night is surely a treat for your body.

Day 6

Veg pancakes for breakfast and lentil broth for lunch followed by tea with berries or nuts in supper. Add spaghetti in dinner and no sugar almond bar for post-dinner craving. Remember that you are not on the course of dieting but the way to a sweat less life.

Day 7

Start your day with fried eggs with a banana pancake. Plain chicken and mushroom soup for lunch followed by fruits and green tea with nuts for super. Add veg rice and ricotta cheese in dinner and end the 7-day routine with orange slices.

Now you are again on point zero to start again the circle of seven days. These seven days are the savior of life if you can respect the routine. What actually life is? It is simply the circle of time brackets, hours, weeks, months, and years. Live of life of seven days and life will live you longer on.

The writer (Urza Umar Chahal) is a freelancer content, copywriter and an accredited leadership trainer.


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  • The author has rich management exposure in banking, textile, and teaching in business administration.