Food Freedom Friday Edition 33

Time To Detox...

When we think detox, most of us think deprivation—or worse. We conjure up hunger, weird food, kale juice and colonics. We might feel better at the end, but is the pain and suffering worth it? You don’t have to suffer. Another kind of detox all about fabulous, delicious food is a new, revolutionary way to look at the process of detoxing. This detox is giant jumpstart for your health and a reboot for your metabolism. It is fun, easy to do and a direct route to feeling fantastic!

Many of us suffer from what Dr. Mark Hyman coined FLC Syndrome. That’s when you ‘Feel Like Crap’. This can present as annoying little symptoms such as achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, acne, irritable bowel, reflux, arthritis or worse.

The ‘detox’ is my program to detoxify the body from sugar and all things that turn to sugar. The fun part is that it is as simple as crowding out the bad stuff with lots of good stuff. 

But do you need to detox? Ask yourself this:

1. Do you have FLC Syndrome?

You wake up feeling less than vital, vibrant, alive, joyful and full of energy. Even if you are comfortable with your body composition, you feel the symptoms of being toxic like fatigue, brain fog, achiness, digestive issues, allergies, headaches—really any symptoms at all—the detox can help heal you quickly. Most of us don’t connect what we’re eating to how we feel. The detox will show you how you have put up with needless suffering. Feeling way better is around the corner.

2. Do you want to catch LGN Syndrome?

The scientific establishment has convinced us that losing weight is just a matter of calories in/calories out, that it’s about energy balance, about eating less and exercising more. Has that worked out for you? Do you still feel you are pursuing the elusive LGN syndrome (Looking Good Naked)? It is hard to believe, but, the scientific establishment is different from the established science. The science says sugar and flour calories are WAY different. First, they trigger addiction and overeating. Second, they spike insulin and inflammation, which make you store belly fat and block your ability to feel full. It is a scientific fact: sugar calories are harmful, where whole food calories are helpful. Sugar spikes insulin and triggers inflammation, a double whammy guaranteed to mess up any attempt at long-term LGN.

3. Do you feel you have no control of your sugar and carb cravings?

Sugar and flour are biologically addictive. Being fat is not about being a lazy glutton. The science behind it is clear and conclusive, yet we are still consumed by shame and guilt if we are overweight. Our biology has been hijacked by the food industry. They have done a hostile takeover of our taste buds, brain chemistry, hormones and metabolism. The food industry hires “craving experts” to create the “bliss point” of junk food to create “heavy users” and increase their “stomach share.” (Michael Moss documented this in his book ‘Sugar, Salt & Fat). Sugar is the new nicotine. In fact, sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. If you are trying to use willpower to lose weight you will fail. You have to use science to unhook yourself from the addictive power of sugar, flour and hyper-processed, hyper-palatable food-like substances.

4. Have you ever detoxed?

Most of us have never in our life taken some time to put nothing but delicious, whole clean food into our bodies.  Even if you think you are healthy and feel good, you may not realize that your normal state is not your optimal state. Think of it as a tune-up, a super-quick, super-easy way to supercharge your health.

5. Do you need a reminder of the importance of self-care?

At some point, all of us stray from living in a way that supports our health. We get too little sleep ,move too little, consume too much bad food, have too much stress andforget to put aside enough time for ourselves. The best way to reset your life is a detox. This works to get your body and mind back to their original factory settings—fast!

So now that you know why you need a detox, how do you do it without pain and suffering? How do you take a shortcut to feeling great? A secret that the diet and food industry, the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry would prefer we were unaware of is that most of us are only a few days away from health and happiness. Even if you have a really bad case of FLC Syndrome or even a chronic disease, food is the most powerful medicine on the planet to fix it.

All it takes is eating simple, delicious foods, not consuming toxins or drugs meaning sugar, flour, processed foods, caffeine or alcohol and practising self-nurturing practices, including deep breathing, sleeping 7-8 hours a night, a little exercise and some self-love.

If the thought of effortlessly and painlessly taking control of your body, your health and your future motivates and inspires you, if you want to dig deeper into the whats and hows of this simple, effective detox, join me and like-minded others on my monthly 21-Day Sugar Detox coached program I will guide you through the details of the basic principles and show you some simple techniques and recipes to support and assist you in setting yourself up for success.

You can feel awesome - comment below or email me and I'll begin to show you my secrets.

Don't forget to sign up to hear my interview on the Kick Sugar Addiction Summit  to hear more about the why's and hows of getting sugar out of your life.

Michal Ofer