Sugar and carbs have become such an integral part of our diet that avoiding their consumption is a very difficult task to perform. While all foods that we consume do eventually convert into sugar (glucose) inside our body, including carbs, healthy foods also end up delivering a lot of required nutrition to help us maintain optimal health.
Yet, we are still huge fans of topping up all those healthy foods with plain white sugar, containing empty calories without any nutrition, or carbs, which have some nutrition but also inject a lot of sugar into our bloodstream.
For Jennifer Lopez, the decision to avoid sugar as well as carbs for 10 whole days was not because of any negatives associated with the consumption of white sugar or carbs. Instead, it was her trainer who recommended that the 49-year-old superstar should give her body a little shock by depriving it of an energy source which it is used to having, which in Lopez’s case was white sugar-containing and carbohydrate-rich foods.
Apparently, Lopez is on a mission to look absolutely lean and fit for her upcoming film project in which she is playing the role of a woman who is in the profession of delivering tease performances.
Since she would have to show a lot of skin, getting fit to look the part seems to be a top priority for her. And hence, in addition to exercising all the time, the singer/actress also has to keep her diet in check.
According to Lopez, the 10-day challenge, under which she stayed away from any sugars or carbs was such a shocker for her body that she started feeling disconnected from reality. Since she was used to having sugar-containing and carb-rich foods all the time, this challenge proved to be very difficult for her.
Experiencing Sugar Withdrawal
The first time that Lopez realized that she was actually addicted to sugar and carbs was when she started experiencing headaches during this challenge. She found herself thinking about having sugary delicacies or carbs a lot of times, imagining different sugar-containing foods such as cookies and carb-rich foods like bread, and how soon she could have them, just like a person who is addicted to any other substance including drugs.
However, after the 10 days of the challenge culminated, Lopez revealed that she had felt an improvement in her mental state. Although the challenge was the toughest in the very beginning, it became easier over time and at the end of it, she did not crave sugar or carbs as much as she did before the challenge.
According to her, as soon as she had sugar again after the challenge ended, she found her sugar cravings to have decreased significantly as she no longer wanted nearly as much sugar as she did in the past.
Her trainer encouraged Lopez to do the challenge again after taking a 5-day break and having experienced the amazing results after her first challenge, of course, Lopez is all geared-up for another one.