Welcome to everyone joining us in the 30 Day Sugar Detox! These are going to be some difficult weeks, but will be well worth it!
Sugar is more addictive than cocaine, so definitely expect withdrawal and cravings. So we decided to explain your options for sweeteners to satisfy that craving without giving in to your desire for processed sugar and artificial sweeteners.
God has given us many sweet things naturally in nature, but our over-processed food culture has retrained our taste buds and we crave it like no other generation before. So let’s take a look at some natural sweet options to use in place of that 3pm Snickers bar as you check out at the grocery store 😉
The key here is to be prepared. If you get a craving and only have a house filled with carrots and celery, you’re bound to fall off the wagon and run to the store for something sweet. So I took some time to look up some yummy sugar-free recipes on pinterest (we will post continually throughout the month) and make sure I had all the ingredients on hand.
Now we do know that some of you joining us have taken this detox as a personal challenge to push your limits and avoid all sweeteners. If that’s you, awesome! This list is for those choosing to avoid processed sweeteners specifically, and these are healthier sweet options.
Lavender & Grace Approved Sweeteners to Satisfy your Cravings:
- Raw Honey (local preferred)
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Liquid Stevia Extract (no truvia as that is highly processed)
- Dates (make sure they don’t have added sugar as some do)
Looking for some recipes using these sweeteners? Check out this great pinterest board!
Good luck to all on this detox with us! Make sure to also connect with our facebook event found here, to get continual encouragement, support, recipes, and more!
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