This morning my 5-year-old said his New Year’s resolution was to “make more gingerbread cookies.” I laughed because all of us have gotten used to having extra treats around during the holiday season. If chocolate is in my cupboard, I cannot help but want some after dinner!
Last year my husband and I agreed to get all the sugar out of the house on January 1st and we continued that for 3 months. Just having made the commitment (with someone else) made it possible for me to pass up the dessert trays at parties, and not having sugar in the house dissipated those evening cravings. In fact, I always tell my patients that after about 2 weeks on a sugar-free diet their taste buds will change. Junk food loses its appeal and real food becomes very satisfying.
Learning to eat a sugar-free diet, however, is a trick in today’s world of processed foods. Even common breakfast items like cereal, flavored yogurt, juice, and granola bars contain a lot of refined sugar and fuel the cravings.
If eating a better diet is on your resolution list, why not start the year with a 2-week detox to get the ball rolling in the right direction? Our friend Leah of Deep Rooted Wellness will expertly guide you through the whole process and provide you with anti-inflammatory diet meal plans, recipes, and lots of positive group support.
Here is a link to her website to learn more and to register for the program. Please let her know we referred you for this life-changing opportunity!