by Sean Croxton
Sugar tastes good.
When I was a little guy, I lived for those days when I would walk down to the local comic book and candy store with a five dollar bill to get 500 pieced of candy — butterscotches, bazooka gums, smarties, you name it — all for a penny each.
No wonder I had a mouthful of fillings!
Fortunately, I outgrew my childhood sugar addiction — though I do love me some dark chocolate covered almonds ever now and then…
But there a lot of people whose days are literally fueled by sugary, processed foods that forever have them riding the blood sugar roller coaster.
For these folks, it might be time for a sugar detox.
On this week’s episode of Underground Wellness Radio, Diane Sanfilippo — author of The 21-Day Sugar Detox — and I discuss how to stamp out sugar cravings, stabilize your energy levels, and break free of the sugar addiction cycle.
Click the player at the bottom of this post to listen to the entire interview.
Here are my notes!
8:24 – The Candy Girl. The life and times of a young (and “hangry”) sugar addict.
10:40 – Zombie Hunger! The difference between being hungry and hangry.
14:00 – Diary of a calorie counter — dropping pounds but losing health and immunity.
17:58 – Exactly WHO needs a sugar detox, and who shouldn’t do it?
21:24 – Is this a “detox” program that removes toxins and heavy metals from the body?
23:24 – What the research says about the magic of 21 days…
25:55 – The dreaded “carb flu” — what to expect on your 21-Day detox. The bad and the good!
32:21 – How to get the support you need to make it through the detox.
35:41 – WHY you crave sugar — the dopamine connection.
40:39 – Will a sugar detox help heal the thyroid?
42:34 – Diane’s favorite supplements for balancing blood sugar and controlling cravings.
45:34 – This will make you hungry!
48:13 – The funniest cooking video I’ve ever made.
Click the PLAY button below to listen in.