It's called the Team-Up Technique.
Sugar is one of the worst enemies of our generation. It has the power to stick to your brain as a drug and makes you want it more and more. This sweet poison has bad influence when it comes to staying healthy, fit and fresh, and one really important yet often overlooked factor is that it controls your mood.
Sugar is the main reason so many people nowadays are obese, have diabetes and in some worst case scenarios, heart problems. Many people struggle giving up sugar, but more often than not they seem to fail at it.
Because of that, I decided to make a plan and help all of these people finally win in this never-ending battle and get rid of this sweet habit. After trying hard to give up sugar myself, I came up with a sugar quitting formula that's easy and fun, but most important of all, really effective.
I went from being a real sugar junkie to giving up sugar for life, in only two weeks. I started losing weight, getting fit, having more regular toilet habits, improved my sleep, started waking up more energized, built a better immune system and better skin, stopped craving foods that are bad for me, and started feeling happier with myself.
And the best thing is that I'm not the only one. This technique has helped many other people to quit sugar for good over the past year.
Wondering how? With the help of "The Team Up Technique," you're about to find out everything you need, because I'm bringing down the curtains right now.
"The Team Up Technique" is a quitting sugar formula that is accomplished by following 5 simple steps: Here's how these steps, one by one, will help you give up sugar for life.
1. Learn everything you can about sugar.
The first rule when it comes to fighting an enemy is actually knowing your enemy. That's why in this first step you're going to learn every little detail about your sweet enemy, starting from:
- Where does it hide?
- What are its names?
- What are its secret weapons?
- Why is it bad for us?
By a series of short documentaries and loads of easy digestive information, you will find out what's sugar all about. That way, you can figure out yourself how it affects you and the people around you.
2. Find yourself a teammate.
Support is everything. Especially when it comes to getting rid of a bad habit, support is actually necessary for any quitting process to get its place. Because of the importance of this ingredient, you have to make sure you don't go in this sugar quitting journey alone.
Here are the main things to remember in this step.
- Find your teammate: It should definitely be a person that you're close to, that you love, respect, believe in, and a person you've known for a long time. Some examples include a sibling, significant other, best friend, or parent. You should definitely take your time to pick the perfect partner, because this step is really important. People are proven to work better and achieve more results when they work in a team.
- Teach them what you know: Remember how you got convinced to quit sugar in step one? Well, do that all over again with your teammate (watch documentary movies, read, learn together).
- Follow the rules by doing the following:
- Tell them when you have sugar cravings (talk often about your problems, struggles and opinions).
- If you decide to have a bar of chocolate, go for it — just not before you inform your teammate. This will make you think twice before eating that chocolate, creating a mini-contest of sorts.
- If your teammate calls you, you should do everything you can to talk him out of it.
- Reward your teammate for sticking to the rules. Make a healthy dinner or snack, buy them a small gift, or acknowledge their progress.
- Always remember that you started this journey together, and you will come out of it even more bonded than before.
3. Add the right foods to your diet.
Yes, you have to know which foods to add and which foods to say goodbye to. Let's start with what you should forget about.
- You should NOT eat:
- Sugars: every food that contains sugar or sweeteners; and be aware of "low fat" foods because they always seem to contain the hidden sugars in it.
- Grains: breads (wholemeal, whole grain or white, rye, pita, lavash, naan); breakfast cereals (ready to eat, high fiber, whole grain oats, porridge, muesli, whole wheat biscuits); grains (rice, barley, corn, polenta, buckwheat, spelt, millet, sorghum, triticale, rye, quinoa, semolina; pasta, noodles, crumpet, rice cakes, couscous, bulgur, popcorn, flour
- You SHOULD eat:
- Proteins (meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, beans, whey)
- Fibers (vegetables, berries, nuts and seeds)
- Healthy fats (seeds, nuts, veggies, oils)
- And as far as fruits go... You will say: Fruits are natural! Yes they are, but they're still fructose. And fructose is the part of the sugar that makes you addicted to it in the first place. So here's my advice:
- Leave fruits out of the picture at least for the first two months.
- If you go back to fruits, make sure you don't take big portions of it.
- Choose fruits that are more watery (more calories = more sugar).
- Substitutes should include... Only stevia. It's a plant-based sweetener that's a healthy way to sweeten your food, even for diabetics. I don't suggest you to take substitutes such as raw honey or coconut sugar, because that's still sugar.
4. Balance blood sugar levels with the proper supplements.
These are 3 supplements that can make your sugar-quitting process easier:
- Probiotics: they will help you fight the bad bacteria and replace the loss of the good bacteria, while fighting the sugar cravings and keeping the yeast balance in the body. One probiotic pill a day will help you stay away from sugar for sure.
- Vitamin B: it will help you reduce the stress when having more frequent sugar cravings.
- Whey protein: it's a great source of protein, just be careful — many whey proteins contain added sugar.
5. Make sure you're doing the right activities.
Is there a wrong activity when it comes to giving up sugar? Well, you might not have known this one, but yes there is. Apparently, when doing long cardio activities, such as running or triathlons, your body craves for carbohydrates. This means that these types of exercises can only make the whole process harder for you.
You want to stick to weight lifting training, cardio interval training, or yoga.
And now, it's your turn. Now when you know the real truth about sugar, you can get to action. "The Team-Up Technique" will help you quit sugar faster than you think and will change your life forever.
Yes, it takes patience and a lot of hard work, but once you set your mind to it, you're halfway there. Just remember, you can do it!