Feeling like you’ve overdone it with the sugar? Don’t worry it happens to the best of us.
These things happen, who cannot resist a bit (or a lot) of sweets here and there. When we eats lots of sugar the feel good hormone dopamine is released and urges you to have more but sometimes when we eat too much along come the mood swings, cravings, headaches and we start to feel tired and restless. As the sugar starts to run out, our blood glucose levels start to drop and these common symptoms of eating too much sugar start to occur. Your body takes a few days to recover from a sugar binge, luckily there are a few things you can do to help your body repair and recover from too much sugar.
How to Repair and Recover From too Much Sugar
Water, Water, Water
And drink plenty of it. Your body stores the sugar in your body as glycogen. And for every gram your body stores, it requires extra water. Noticed a bit of water weight after a high sugar or carb day? This is your body storing extra water to metabolise the extra sugar you have eaten. When you’re dehydrated your body tends to hold onto the excess water so ensure you’re drinking plenty to stay hydrated.
Good Fats & Protein
Feeling Hangry? ( hungry + angry ) If you’ve ever heard the saying “what ever comes up must come down?" Well thats the same when we lots of sugar. As we eat sugar our blood glucose levels rise and eventually come back down again. This drop is your blood sugar lowering which leaves you craving more to feel good again. Eating meals high in protein and rich fats can help curb these cravings and withdrawal symptoms you may be feeling. Good protein and fat sources to include in your diet are; meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, legumes and beans. A personal favourite is natural peanut butter.
Plenty of Fresh Food
An array of fresh fruits and vegetables means you’re nourishing your body with a whole heap of nutrients, antioxidants and phytonutrients. A detox should never be starving yourself till the sugar magically eliminates itself, and don’t be fooled by these “quick 2 day detox’s" where you will be having ice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Deprivation is so harming to your body and should never be the option. Make sure your meals contain an assortment of good fruits and vegetables to help replenish your body with vital nutrients.
Lots of Tea
Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and energy drinks are dehydrating to the body. We sometimes think that a big cup of coffee will get us up when we are feeling tired, but in fact can actually end up making you feel more fatigued. Keeping the body well hydrated with non-caffeinated herbal teas allows for elimination of wastes and impurities . The therabrew Detox + Replenish tea has been specifically formulated for essential purification. Our nourishing blend high in antioxidants gently cleanses the lymphatic system and supports the kidneys and adrenal glands to encourage detoxification. Our bodies detoxify naturally through our channels of elimination but these channels can become overloaded and weak when we incorporate poor diet, stress and environmental factors. Luckily therabrew is here to assist. For that extra bit of support try Detox + Replenish tea today!