10 signs you’re addicted to the sweet stuff – and how to cut it out

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Kearney said if a person sees most of these warning signs in their life, then it means it’s time for a detox.

The nutritionist recommends a full 21-day sugar detox in order to completely clear out the body of the harmful sugars.

During this period this means cutting out processed foods and eating whole foods for nearly a month.

Kearney said the body can also benefit from a 14-day detox, but encourages clients to try the month of no added sugars.

She said: ‘In the 21-day detox you are increasing consumption of high fiber foods while maintaining blood sugar levels. There’s no pasta, no rice, no sugar-heavy fruits.’

The premise of the detox is simple – no added sugars or sweeteners.

This means avoiding fruits, alcohol, dairy, grains and starchy vegetables, such as corn peas, sweet potatoes and butternut squash.

Kearney said after the first few days, you can slowly start adding fruit into the diet but warns against bananas, limes and lemons.

Over the course of the 21 days, some foods not to eat include coconut water, beans, rice, quinoa and beets.


Experts advise to load up on lean protein such as chicken to help restart the body
Breakfast: Three scrambled eggs

Mid-morning snack: Nuts

Lunch: Poached Chicken Breast with mixed baby greens and half an avocado

Afternoon snack: Sliced peppers with two tablespoons of spinach hummus

Dinner: Edamame, salmon with stir-fried broccoli and mushrooms


Breakfast: Three eggs scrambled with sautéed spinach

Snack: Nuts

Lunch: Tuna Niçoise salad

Snack: Sliced peppers with hummus

Dinner: Pork tenderloin, sautéed Brussels sprouts and mushrooms with lettuce salad and avocado



Resist cravings for something sweet and try savory foods instead, such as hummus
Breakfast: Three-egg omelette with shrimp, sautéed spinach and tarragon

Snack: Nuts

Lunch: Grilled turkey burger with sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and sautéed mushrooms, plus kale chips

Snack: Sliced peppers with hummus

Dinner: Baked cod over bok choy and mixed greens


Drinks allowed over the three days: One cup of unsweetened black coffee per day, unsweetened green and/or herbal tea in unlimited amounts, minimum 64 ounces of water a day

By Cheyenne Roundtree for Dailymail.com

Source: The Sugar Detox

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