The 10 Day Detox Diet

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The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman

The secret of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet is this: we simply swap out processed foods, sugar, flour, and inflammatory foods and add delicious, whole, fresh, real, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying food, and the body does the rest.

The food industry's dirty little secret is that they have intentionally hooked us on addictive, hyper-processed, hyper-palatable, "food-like" substances that have hijacked our taste buds, hormones, our brain chemistry, and our metabolism.

The scientific verdict is in: sugar and flour and processed foods are highly biologically addictive. In fact, sugar has proven to be eight times as addictive as cocaine. Think cocaine cookies, morphine muffins, or heroin lollypops.

The 10-Day Detox Diet is a goof-proof, step-by-step, science-based program that resets your hormones and brain chemistry and quickly lets you take ownership back over your body. The truth is, our biology has been held hostage by food terrorism, and The 10-Day Detox Diet is a Navy SEAL raid taking it back. And it doesn't take long.

If you are thinking you can't give up sugar or bread for 10 days, then, for sure, you are an addict. If you start wondering about artificial sweeteners or alternatives to sugars, it is a profound clue that you don't own your body anymore – the food industry does.

A simple plan for 10 days

The program is simple – the daily schedule and theme, the meals and menu plan, set you up for automatic success. You learn what to let go of and what to add into your life. The food, lifestyle practices, journaling, tracking, community support are all scientifically designed to give you a jump start to health and weight loss, to end cravings for sugar and carbs, reverse diabesity, and put an end to FLC Syndrome (feel like crap) for good.

You will also learn how to design your life and health for long-term success. And the food rocks – one person called it "Detox for Foodies." It is not about bland, boring diet food but about abundance, pleasure, and deliciousness.

Why it is not your fault you are overweight

The era of blaming overweight people for being lazy gluttons is over. That is exactly what our government and the food industry would have us believe by saying its all about personal responsibility, all about moderation, that there are no good or bad foods, that all we need to do is exercise more and eat less.

But here's the truth: there are bad foods, there are toxic and addictive foods we should not be eating, and 100 calories of almonds is VERY different from 100 calories of soda. Any fifth grader knows that. But most nutrition experts, doctors, and our policy makers still haven't figured out that a calorie is not a calorie! Some calories make us sick and fat, and some make us thin and healthy.

Here's what one day's menu looks like – not exactly deprivation or bland, boring diet food:

  • Breakfast: Breakfast Detox Shake, such as my Whole Food Protein or Spiced Almond Smoothie
  • Snack: nuts or dips and crudité
  • Lunch: Dr. Hyman's Super Salad or Green Goddess Broccoli and Arugula Soup with Chicken
  • Snack: Snack of nuts or dips and crudité
  • Dinner: Grilled Salmon with Onion Marmalade over Greens

Some of my other favorites are Almond Flax Crusted "Unfried" Chicken, Spiced Turkey Wrap with Watercress and Avocado or Coconut Curry with Fish or Tofu. There are simple or more adventurous recipes and even a simple "Cooking the Basics" section where you will learn how to prepare quick, simple, easy meals.

Wishing you health and happiness,

Mark Hyman, MD

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast is available at and other book stores.

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