48 Hour Rule: Sugar detox (fat loss & wellness)
The 48-hour rule
I might use this rule more than all others.
What is the 48 Hour Rule? Here’s the deal:
Clients mention to me that they sometimes ‘struggle’ with their diets.
Struggle is code word for eating poorly for an extended period of time.
Especially regarding carbs (simple and complex sugars)
My clients know they should eat better.
In fact, they even know how to eat better by having:
But it can be tough, even with good intentions:
If you are off track – IT’s HARD to get back on track!
Keep in mind, sugar is a drug.
It changes you:
And like any drug, it has a 1/2 life.
Some drugs have a long 1/2 life (6-12mo)
Others, are short.
Sugar = 5-days (pretty short)
The 48-hour rule.
So what about 48-hours?
The majority (85%) of the 1/2 life of sugar is exhausted within the first 48-hours.
I mention this because if you are eating poorly or in a bad place, it’s just 2-days from turning around and removing sugar from your diet.
Now, I don’t mean that you’ll get to your goal weight, body fat and eliminate Underlying Conditions within 2-days but it does mean that your sugar CRAVING will be diminished within 2-days.
It will be easier for you to maintain a good diet, without carb cravings and with better control.
All of this will lead to lower Insulin Levels and higher energy levels.
And to review, low insulin levels mean:
And that’s the shortlist!
Strategies to get through the 48-Hour withdrawal:
Many clients report taking the Omega-3 Cold Pressed Fish Oil after dinner decreases carb/sugar cravings substantially.
Take Omega-3 Cold Pressed Fish Oil in one of two ways:
A) Either take the full dosage the Omega-3 Cold Pressed Fish Oil after dinner
B) Split dosage – 1/2 in AM and 1/2 in PM
Dosage depends upon body weight:
In addition to decreased cravings, there is a slew of other benefits:
- Helps lower blood pressure
- Helps to lower triglycerides
- Improves heart health
- Helps to decrease insulin
- Helps to drop body fat