I might use this rule more than all others.
Here’s the deal:
Clients mention to me that they sometimes ‘struggle’ with their diets.
Struggle is code word for eating poorly for an extended period of time.
Especially regarding carbs (simple and complex sugars)
- Ice cream
My clients know they should eat better.
In fact, they even know how to eat better by having:
- Glycemic index charts
- Approved food lists
- Recipes guides
- Sample menus
- Supplement lists
- Monthly evaluations and office visits
- Macronutrient assignments
- Internal food tracking Apps
- Weekly internal email series
- Access to unlimited questions from me and my staff
- And more
But it can be tough, even with good intentions:
If you are off track – IT’s HARD to get back on track!
Keep in mind, sugar is a drug.
It changes you:
- Physiologically – Body
- Psychologically- Mind
- Addictive – Pain/Pleasure Systems
And like any drug, it has a 1/2 life.
Some drugs have a long 1/2 life (6-12mo)
Others, are short.
Sugar = 5-days (pretty short)
The 48-hour rule.
So what about 48-hours?
The majority (85%) of the 1/2 life of sugar is exhausted within the first 48-hours.
I mention this because if you are eating poorly or in a bad place, it’s just 2-days from turning around.
Now, I don’t mean that you’ll get to your goal weight, body fat and eliminate Underlying Conditions within 2-days but it does mean that your sugar CRAVING will be diminished within 2-days.
It will be easier for you to maintain a good diet, without carb cravings and with better control.
All of this will lead to lower Insulin Levels.
And to review, low insulin levels mean:
- Less body fat
- Lower fat weight
- Smaller physical size of your body
- Less vessel wall damage
- Healthier organs
- Better energy
- Less risk of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and stroke
- Improved mental outlook
- Better and Deeper Sleep
- Less risk of COVID or other infectious diseases
And that’s the short list!
Get through the challenging 48-hours and you’ll be well on your way.