Save yourself. 

You probably don’t realize it, but you are addicted and you need help. You need an intervention.

Sugar is the addictive evil lurking on your plate, in your cup, and around your waistline.

Obesity is directly linked to our sugar obsession. Sugar and flour addiction is not an emotional malady. It is a biological problem. Hormones and neurotransmitters fuel sugar and carb cravings that lead to unabated overeating.

It’s time for dietary rehab. Here’s what you’ve got to do:

1.     Decide. If you “feel like crap”, make a change.

2.     Go cold turkey. It’s time for a hormonal reset. Give up all sugars, all flour, all grains, and all artificial sweeteners. Stick to whole, fresh nourishment for your body.

3.     Let go of liquid sugar. Beware sodas, juices, sports drinks, sweetened teas or coffees. They lead to belly fat and increase your chance of obesity significantly.

4.     Power up” on protein. Have protein at every meal. To balance blood sugar and insulin and cut cravings, eat a palm-sized serving of nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, chicken or grass-fed meat at every meal.

5.     Carb load the right way.  Carbs just have to look more like green veggies instead of white potatoes. Non-starchy veggies like greens, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, etc. are the way to go.

6.     Get fat. Fat fills, regulates blood sugar and fuels the cells. Add good fats to your protein. Good fats include nuts, extra virgin olive oil, coconut butter, avocados, and fish related omega 3.

7.     Prevent food emergencies. Fend off fast food and vending machines with emergency food packs containing protein and good fats like almonds, a can of wild salmon, or unsweetened blueberries.

8.     Breathe. Control stress and belly-fat inducing cortisol that can bombard your system. Breath deeply to the count of five, five times before eating. It works!

9.     Don’t fan inflammatory flames. Quit gluten and dairy. You’ll see your energy rebound after losing these common food allergens.

10.  Sleep it off. Sleeplessness can drive you toward sugary pick-me-ups. Rest fights the compulsion to overeat or drink your calories.

Read the full article here: Top 10 Big Ideas: How to Detox from Sugar | Dr. Mark HymanDr. Mark Hyman