600 Women Tested on a 10 Day Detox Diet and What They Discovered
What can you accomplish in 10 days? It may surprise you to discover that like 600 women who were tested for just 10 days on Dr. Mark Hyman’s 10-day detox diet that you too can lose weight and discover that it’s easier than you think and better for your health.
“The next 10 days could change your life. That’s all the time it takes to radically reboot your system,” says Dr. Oz as he introduces to viewers special guest Dr. Mark Hyman and his 10 day detox diet that he promises will cool down the inflammation in your body and help you lose weight fast―naturally.
“Most of us don’t realize that what we are eating is not only making us fat, but is also making us sick,” says Dr. Mark Hyman who tells viewers that when you get rid of the junk food and start eating real food, that you are taking back your natural brain chemistry, bringing your hormones back in balance and ridding yourself of many diseases that are based on being fat. “If you do this diet, you might just get your energy back, boost your mood, feel great and lose 10 pounds in just 10 days.”
Dr. Hyman is the author of “The 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast.”
The premise of Dr. Hyman’s message to viewers is that obesity epidemic in America is due to the fact that Americans today are addicted to food. And who’s to blame? “The food industry,” states Dr. Hyman who points out that it is the food industry that has nurtured our addiction to sugar calories and flour calories, which he tells viewers are different from the calories that come naturally in food. These sugar and flour calories he believes have altered our brain chemistry so that it’s not our love of food that causes us to eat too much, but our addiction to food that drives obesity.
“The 10-day detox was designed to break this,” says Dr. Hyman. “It’s a medically-designed scientific sugar detox program. In 10 days, people can take back their brain chemistry, their hormones and metabolism, lose weight fast, and all their health problems will go away because you are dealing with the root cause of illness.”
Dr. Hyman’s claim to success with this sugar detox diet is based on the success of 600 women who Dr. Oz tells viewers all lost 10 pounds in less than 2 weeks while going through the 10-day detox program. However, both doctors are quick to point out that it’s not just about losing weight; but just as importantly, losing that daily “FLC (feeling like crap) Syndrome” that comes from our food addiction whether we realize it or not.
Beyond FLC, health issues are also an important consideration of the benefits of undergoing a 10-day sugar detox. Health issues such as chronic pain, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, acid reflux and depression can all improve once your body is purged of the sugars that are the root cause of the problems.
“Food is the biggest cause of disease, but it is also the biggest cure,” says Dr. Hyman. “When you use food as medicine, it’s more powerful than any drug on the planet.”
So how do you do a sugar detox? According to Dr. Hyman, if you follow his plan summarized below you will feel like a new person in just 10 days:
Sugar Detox Step #1: Begin every meal with fiber
Beginning each meal with fiber will help turn off the hunger hormones that compel us to eat more than we should during mealtime. The hunger hormone that Dr. Hyman refers to is the insulin that spikes and leads to fat storage in the body after eating a meal filled with sugar and flour calories.
Dr. Hyman’s fiber recommendation shown on The Dr. Oz Show is a supplement bottle labeled “WellBetX PGX plus Mulberry” dietary supplement that he states contains Japanese Konjac root and seaweed. The combo of Konjac Root and seaweed is so effective at absorbing liquid that it will quickly gel in a glass if it sits too long before drinking. Dr. Hyman explains that this fast acting fiber supplement slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, which then prevents an insulin spike.
“You immediately cut cravings and you start losing weight and burning fat, simply by doing this,” says Dr. Hyman.
Sugar Detox Step #2: Drink your breakfast instead of eating it
By drinking your breakfast rather than eating it, Dr. Hyman tells viewers that this will speed up your metabolism and give your body the kick start it needs to begin the fat burning process right away. His recommendation is to drink one of his morning shake recipes from his book of which one is listed below consisting of the following ingredients and directions for preparing:
1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
1/2 cup frozen cranberries
1/4 lemon with rind (optional)
1 tbsp. almond butter
1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. hemp seeds
1/2 tbsp. coconut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup water
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. If shake is too thick, add more water until you reach a thick, but drinkable consistency. Drink right away.
Sugar Detox Step #3: Eat meals that boost detoxification
The good news about eating meals that boost detoxification is that they are affordable, healthy, and you can have as much as you want without having to count calories.
According to Dr. Hyman, these detox foods include those that make sense like lean meats such as chicken, fish, turkey and shrimp; good sources of protein such as tofu and legumes; and, non-starchy colorful vegetables such as leafy greens and bell peppers.
“When you eat the right foods, here’s what happens―your body will naturally self-regulate. It’s like a baby breast feeding―it stops when it’s full,” says Dr. Hyman. “Our bodies are smart, they know what to do. It’s just that we have never given ourselves 10 days to really reset, to turn back to the original factory settings. And that’s what the 10-day detox does.”
Sugar Detox Step #4: Add chromium to your multivitamin supplement
“You need a good multivitamin that lubricates the wheels of your metabolism, and you need the vitamin E like you get in your fish oils. But chromium has special properties. It’s a mineral that we often do not get enough of that helps regulate blood sugar and insulin,” says Dr. Hyman. “The whole key to this program is to shut off the insulin hormone as much as possible to make it work better and to make your cells function to balance your blood sugar. If you do that, the weight loss is automatic and all of the health problems get better.”
For an informative article on how to lose 10 pounds, read Dr. Oz Unveils 5 Rules to Lose Just 10 Pounds.