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In the meantime, you've probably already seen Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez & # 39; impressive 10-day no-sugar and No-Carbs Challenge Belongs: The Power couple shared every step of Instagram and even convinced other celebrities like Hoda Katob to join in the fun. (Related: Why should you and your SO work together, J.Lo and A-Rod Style)
Lopez, who was recently at Ellen she said that it was actually her coach Dodd Romero who proposed the program in preparation for an upcoming film. "He said," You know what, let's do something, let's take it [up a notch]"she told the talk show host. Because I have been training, I am training a lot, I am trying to stay healthy. And he says, "Let's do something to move the needle a bit." "
Romero knew he was demanding a lot, considering that most of Lopez's diet is sugar and carbohydrates." I was like & # 39; whole ?? Like a cold turkey? And he is like yes. Ten days. It was really hard, "she said.
However, the unexpected thing for J.Lo was how much sugary sugar physically and mentally affected her." Not only do you get a headache, you feel like you are in an alternate reality or another universe, "she said to DeGeneres." As if you did not feel like yourself. You realize that you are addicted to sugar. And I think about it all the time. I'm like & # 39; When can I have sugar again? I'll have cookies and then bread, and then bread with butter. & # 39; "
Thankfully, her body learned to adapt towards the end of the challenge." In the beginning it was really hard and it was the discipline, "she said. I was like, it's only 10 days, come on "You can do that," she said. "And then it gets a bit rough in the middle, and then you'll be fine in the end." Overall, she thought it was well worth it, and she felt less inflamed. "So suddenly you feel really small and less swollen and it feels good," she said addicted to the feeling as well.
After she returned to her normal diet, she found that her attitude and attitude towards sugar had changed. "If you go back to sugar then you do not want him that much," she said. "And I was like, you know, I want to do it again, so I'm getting used to it a bit." (See: Look What Jennifer Lopez Crush This Gym Workout looks like with A-Rod)
Cheer up If you are like J.Lo and want to kick, you know that a cold turkey is not the best option for everyone. "Especially if you ate sugar every day for years, you should know that cravings happen and focus on small steps." Amanda Foti, RDN said earlier Shape : Instead of having chocolate every day, try a piece of dark chocolate every other day and then gradually work your way back, Foti says. (And remember, you're not alone.) Find a company in the 11 stages of giving up sugar that sugar addicts know all too well.)