On average an American adult consumes about 20 added teaspoons of sugar daily (82 grams). The American Heart Association recommends no more than six added teaspoons of sugar for woman (25 grams for a 2000 calorie diet) and eight teaspoons for men (36 grams).

Let’s take a look at some of the ways added sugar harms your body.

  • It’s very addictive
  • Can cause gallstones
  • Increases the serotonin levels
  • Rots your teeth
  • Can lead to osteoporosis
  • Triggers adrenal fatigue
  • Weakens the eyesight
  • Can cause arthritis
  • Causes premature aging
  • Leads to heart problems
  • Drains your energy
  • Depletes minerals from your body
  • Raises the risks of diabetes
  • Has no nutrition value

If you are looking for a way to decrease your daily sugar intake try out this seven day sugar detox menu.

Sugar Detox Weekly Menu

Monday:

Breakfast – cheesy spinach with some baked eggs

Morning snack – tamari almonds

Lunch – low carbs cheesy sweet pepper peppers and a green salad

Evening snack – ¼ cup of low fat and part skim ricotta cheese, 2-3 drops of vanilla stevia and a ¼ tsp of vanilla extract

Dinner – spinach, cucumber tomato feta salad, and stuff chicken (baked)

Tuesday:

Breakfast – sundried tomato feta frittata

Morning snack – tamari almonds

Lunch – spinach & chicken with pepper peppers

Evening snack – spinach and raw veggies

Dinner – turkey lettuce with mushrooms, peppers, and sautéed spinach

You can have cheese sticks as snacks throughout this whole day.

Wednesday:

Breakfast – peanut butter protein smoothie

Morning snack – 3 egg whites, boiled

Lunch – Turkey lettuce cups leftovers, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumber, and a green salad with vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil & regular olive oil

Evening snack – feta cheese with frittata

Dinner – a light vegetable soup, and grilled chicken. You can add some fresh herbs as an adhesive.

For this day, vanilla chia pudding is allowed to be taken as a snack, only without dairy or sugar.

Thursday:

Breakfast – Santa Fe Frittata’s

Morning snack – cheese sticks

Lunch – grilled chicken cilantro salad

Evening snack – peanut butter with some celery

Dinner – a crock pot chicken with a bean stew and small bites of Zucchini cheese

If you crave extra snacks for the day, you can have a cucumber with ½ a cup of the low-fat cottage.

Friday:

Breakfast – Santa Fe Frittata’s

Morning snack – raw veggies dipped in a spicy Mediterranean feta sauce

Lunch – a bowl of soup, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, and a green salad with extra-virgin olive oil & regular olive oil

Evening snack – a green salad with feta cheese, cucumber, and tomatoes

Dinner – cheesy bread sticks

Again, vanilla chia pudding is your extra meal for the day, should you require one in the first place.

Saturday:

Breakfast – crust-free egg muffins

Morning snack – raw veggies dipped in a spicy Mediterranean sauce

Lunch – cheesy bread sticks

Evening snack – raw veggies dipped in a spicy Mediterranean sauce

Dinner – chicken drumsticks with garlic & lemon and Zucchini noodles

Your additional meal for this day is 3 hard-boiled eggs, without the yolks.

Sunday:

Breakfast – scrambled eggs with mushrooms and sautéed spinach

Morning Snack – ½ a cup of cottage cheese

Lunch – Zucchini soup and a light veggie soup

Evening snack – tamari almonds

Dinner – Green bean salad leftovers & chicken drumsticks

Sugar-free, dairy-free chia pudding will always satisfy the requirements for an extra snack.

Remember, a little sweetness is okay—emphasis on little.  Also okay: the sugar found in whole foods like fruits and veggies. If you can dial back your intake of added sugar, you’ll start to rack up some amazing health benefits.

  • Younger looking skin
  • Lasting energy
  • Reduced belly fat
  • Drop pounds faster
  • More protected against type 2 diabetes
  • Better heart health