The Plan to Reverse Your Sugar Addiction (in 14 Days!)

Improve your diet and your health with this two- week plan.

The Plan to Reverse Your Sugar Addiction (in 14 Days!)

By Toni Gasparis

There may be hidden sugar in your diet that you don't know you're eating. In fact, the average person consumes around 22 teaspoons of sugar on a daily basis, which is more than four times what the FDA recommends. If you think you may be secretly (or not so secretly) addicted to sugar, this plan from expert David Zinczenko is for you. This 14-day plan will take you through a full dietary reset to detox and balance your body. You'll be surprised how much your mood, cravings, and health improve in just two weeks.


More: Are You Addicted to Sugar? Take this quiz to find out!

The Basics

You have to make sure you eat on a regular basis in order for this plan to be successful. It's not necessarily how many times you eat that affects your results, but rather what you eat. Meals like canned soup and freezer meals, while convenient, contain lots of added sugar. Take the time to prep and plan and make sure you eat three meals and one snack.

More: 11 Ways to Make Meal Prepping Easy

Have you ever gotten to the last little bit of a vegetable or fruit and thought they only thing left to do was toss it? Or maybe you didn't get to one before it looked like it should be thrown out? Well there's no need to create more food waste! Here are two foods you can regrow right at home instead of throwing out.

Leftover Ginger

  1. Fill a bowl or cup with water and place your bit of ginger root inside.
  2. After a few weeks, watch for little sprouts to form.
  3. At this point, transfer the ginger to some potted soil. Give it plenty of space and moisture.
  4. After a few weeks, harvest your new ginger root!

Sprouted Potato

  1. Note where the sprouts (or eyes) are on the potato. Cut it in half so there are sprouts on both halves.
  2. Let the halves dry out overnight on a paper towel.
  3. Plant the dried potato halves in soil, cut side down.
  4. Small potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks, while larger potatoes will be ready in about three to four months.

There's no need for food waste here when you know the tips and tricks to use up all your food at home. And click here to see which foods you can keep past the Sell By date!